Vladimir brings over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of social services, non-profits, government agencies and clinical residential treatment facilities. As a bi-cultural clinician of Latino descent and a veteran of the Navy, Vladimir learned to develop a participative therapeutic style with strong analytical skills that are complemented with an ability to connect with others via compassion and empathy. Vladimir’s psychoanalytic therapeutic orientation is complemented with other therapeutic modalities such as Logos Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Couple’s Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Psychotherapy, Group Therapy and EMDR Therapy.
Vladimir obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the City University of New York with an emphasis in Bio-Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Vladimir pursued to develop his knowledge of psychology by obtaining a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a dual licensing degree in Marriage Family Therapy (MFT) and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) from Notre Dame de Namur University in California. Vladimir developed a passion for working with patients suffering from multiple diagnoses such as complex trauma (PTSD), depressive and anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, as well as victims of domestic violence, couples and families seeking to improve and develop relationship dynamics. Vladimir has also an interest in working with individuals seeking personal growth and development in their lives.
Vladimir has a certification as a Domestic Violence Counselor in the state of California and has specialized training EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Vladimir is a recent California transplant who lives with his wife and golden retriever, Annie. Vladimir is a native of Colombia and is fluent in Spanish, enjoys warm beach weather and likes nature photography.
Some of my specialties include:
- • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy /Brief psychotherapy
- • Family Systems Therapy and Couples Therapy
- • EMDR Therapy
- • Group Psychotherapy
- • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- • Career counseling and career coaching.
Additional facts about me:
MBTI: INTJ – Thoughtful Innovator, Logical Visionary, Thinker & Feeler.