Get to Know Dr. Beverly Pedroche (she/her/hers)
I love what I do! That’s right, I am one of those fortunate people who enjoys their job. I’m a licensed psychologist, blogger, contributor for Ask Us Beauty Magazine, and owner of a thriving private practice in Boca Raton, FL.
Do I Know What I’m Doing?
I have about twenty years of clinical experience and several big, fancy degrees, including a doctorate in psychology and extensive trainings (details 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. 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). Using CBT, you will learn to identify unhealthy thoughts that lead to distressing emotions and keep you stuck. 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 actions and 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
American Psychological Association Active Member
PSYPACT Authorized Psychologist (allowed to provide mental health services to residents in 39 states. Click here for list of states.)