Dina Cuervo, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University (APA accredited). She completed her doctoral internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York providing individual and group therapy to youth with substance abuse disorders, trauma, depression and severe behavioral issues. She completed her post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco-General Hospital consulting and performing clinical services to bring trauma sensitive practices to an urban inner-city school including mindfulness practices to teachers.
Dr. Dina has extensive training in Gestalt Therapy which focuses on the individual’s unique experience in the present moment and how unhealthy behavioral patterns have been created to adjust to their environment. Although she is rooted in Gestalt Therapy, she has also received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in her early graduate career at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has also conducted research and presented in national conferences in the area of child psychology and secondary traumatic stress. She specializes in the treatment of trauma with adolescents.
Dr. Dina’s expertise is in the area of adolescent and adult depression, trauma, anxiety, self-harm behaviors and behavioral challenges. She also has training and experience working effectively with children with Autism.
Dr. Dina has years of experience working clinically with monolingual Spanish speaking families.
In her free time, Dr. Dina enjoys AcroYoga, traditional yoga, strength training, outdoor activities, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and is always up for an adventure.