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Hi, I am Dr. Laura Preciado. I am a bilingual and bicultural licensed psychologist. I specialize in multicultural psychology and immigration evaluations. I work primarily with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQ+, and bilingual Spanish speakers. I have experience working with unaccompanied youth in foster care and children in the custody of ORR. I have worked with attorneys and attended court as a support person for my clients. I have a doctorate in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in school counseling, thus, I have extensive experience working with clients with a history of trauma and abuse.
The central focus at The Dexter Institute is doing immigration evaluations, treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, behavioral, individual, couples, and obsessive-compulsive disorders using an integrative approach to therapy that includes various treatment approaches that are based on your therapeutic and personal needs.
I am Certified by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards to practice psychology interjurisdictionally in 39 United States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Caroline, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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Dr. Hurtado has experience in the field of clinical psychology, with a particular focus in the mental health of Latinx/e adolescents and adults. Her clinical interests and practice involve crisis intervention, assessment and evaluation, and treatment of acute psychiatric illnesses, such as depression, trauma and PTSD, and eating disorders. Dr. Hurtado area of expertise is the delivery of evidence-based, individual, group, and family interventions at various levels of care, as well conducting culturally-grounded, assessments and evaluations with immigrants and bicultural/bilingual adolescents and adults.
Dr. Brauman is an experienced forensic psychologist with a fair and compassionate approach to evaluations. In coordination with attorneys and/or USCIS, Dr. Brauman conducts psychological evaluations to assist with a variety of immigration-related concerns, including Asylum, Extreme Hardship VAWA, U-Visa, T-visa, etc. She also assesses for competency to participate in immigration proceedings. She produces comprehensive written reports/affidavits of her findings and often provides expert testimony in the Courtroom.
Dr. Maria Espinola is a Harvard-trained psychologist and a leading expert in trauma. Dr. Espinola is bilingual (Spanish-English) and her team includes interpreters who speak multiple languages, including French, Russian, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, and Mandarin. Dr. Espinola conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations, provides attorney consultations, and serves as an expert witness in immigration cases. Dr. Espinola has provided multilingual psychological services (therapeutic services and psychological evaluations) to thousands of victims of trauma from all over the world. She has worked with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, community violence, human trafficking, hate crimes, armed conflict, torture, and political violence. Dr. Espinola offers FREE 30-minute consultations in English and Spanish. La doctora Espinola ofrece consultas GRATIS de 30 minutos en Inglés y en Español.