Get to Know Dr. Beverly Pedroche
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 people feel better, emotionally. I can help you find solutions to problems and change your ways of thinking and behaving that are preventing you from enjoying life. I am currently accepting new patients in my private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.
Do I Know What I’m Doing?
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.
What Is It Like To Work With Me?
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. So, we’ll both be talking. I’ve been told that I am compassionate and a good listener; however, I am not afraid to challenge your way of thinking. We WILL: look for solutions, set and achieve goals, build coping skills, be mostly present-focused, laugh sometimes, possibly cry sometimes, skip the BS (who has time for that anyway). We WON’T: spend years discussing your childhood. I WON’T: read your mind (I’m a psychologist not a psychic), provide you with a prescription (I am a psychologist not a psychiatrist), turn you into someone else (I’m a psychologist, remember, not a magician).
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.
Doctorate of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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