I love what I do! That’s right, I am one of those fortunate people who enjoys their job. I’m a licensed psychologist and through the process of psychotherapy, I help individuals who are 18 years of age and older and are experiencing emotional distress (sadness, anxiety, anger, resentment, etc.) find contentment. I am currently accepting new patients in my private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.
You’re probably wondering if I know what I am doing; am I competent? Well, I have several big, fancy degrees, including a doctorate in psychology and extensive trainings. You can read more about my education and professional trainings below. I, however, believe that the makings of a good psychologist include more than diplomas. Research has shown that a connection between client and counselor is necessary for the therapeutic process to be effective. So, I am going to use this section, in part, to discuss my personal style of therapy in an effort to help you decide if I might be the right therapist for you.
I work best with a client who likes to learn and who is ready to do the work. The type of therapy that I offer is direct, collaborative, and interactive. I’ve been told that I am compassionate and a good listener; however, I am not afraid to challenge your way of thinking. I will listen, encourage, and teach. You will, ideally, express, learn, and implement. Therapy may be uncomfortable at times, but if you’ve gotten this far, you already are!
To help you, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Via CBT, you will learn to identify the errors in your thoughts processes that lead you to experience disturbing emotions. I will then teach you the skills necessary to change unhelpful thoughts and create lasting improvement in mood and functioning. In simple terms (probably too simple): by changing your thoughts, we will change your feelings.
It takes courage and vulnerability to seek therapy, but the results (and I am so grateful to have been a part of so many) can be life changing and, in some cases, life-saving.
Please note, I am a psychologist and not a psychiatrist. Therefore, I am unable to prescribe medications.
Doctorate of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Ft.
Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Post-Doctoral Residency, The Watershed Addiction Treatment, Delray Beach, FL
Pre-Doctoral Internship, Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification
Dr. Pedroche has been selected as a participating therapist for the
Beverly Pedroche, Psy.D.
4800 N. Federal Hwy.,
Boca Raton, FL
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