Yadira I. Torres, Psy.D. is a bilingual, licensed clinical psychologist who earned her M.S. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University. She completed her pre-doctoral, child psychology internship at Applewood Centers, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. She later went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Torres specialized in the assessment and treatment of developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders.
Dr Torres has extensive training in evidence-based psychotherapies including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Coping Cat, and Behavior Modification Therapy. She has additional training in play therapy, family therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and neuropsychological assessment as well as personality assessment. Dr. Torres has additional experience working with victims of child abuse and neglect, military families, and adolescents with suicidal ideation and attempts.
Dr. Torres specializes in individual psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorders, externalizing behavior disorders, relationship problems, and readiness for college transitions. Additionally, she provides parent training for children as young as three years of age, family psychotherapy, and school consultation. She provides a holistic and comprehensive approach while tailoring intervention to the specific needs and values of clients and their families.
Dr. Torres also has an extensive history of conducting psychological and psycho-education assessments for children as young as two, adolescents, and young adults. She has assessed youth for learning and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, emotional disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, language disorders, and giftedness. Dr. Torres has also served as a psychology staff member at Baptist Children’s Hospital as part of the Pediatric Oncology Services.
On her spare time, Dr. Torres serves a mentor for at-risk youth where she works with locals in the community to increase school retention in children and adolescents at risk of dropping out.
In my own words:
I specialize exclusively in the full range of psychological, psycho-educational and bilingual assessment and intervention services for children, adolescents and adults. I provide extensive, personalized, and strength-based assessments to rule out developmental delays, autism, learning disabilities, gifted abilities, dual exceptional individuals, attention and executive functioning and personality disorders. I also pride myself in providing psychological interventions tailored to you and your family's needs which include helping those with behavioral management difficulties, emotional adjustment difficulties, psychological trauma, adherence to medical regimen and difficulties associated with chronic illnesses.
I also provide psychological services including but not limited to: stress management/relaxation skills, anger management skills, treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, for sexual/physical abuse, anxiety/phobias, depression and treatment for those dealing with transitional adjustments such as Divorce, Step Family Issues and College Transitions.
I also have extensive research experience, having published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at many national conferences. I am a firm believer in the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child"; let me be one of those who helps support your child, adolescent, and family.