Dr. Irina Fredericks
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Dr. Irina Fredericks is a Florida State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an Adjunct Psychology Professor at Florida International University (FIU). She specializes in assessing, diagnosing, and working with ethnically diverse clients who are struggling with a wide range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, phobias, school refusal, and stress management issues.
Dr. Fredericks received her Doctoral Degree in Developmental Psychology from FIU, a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Barry University, and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She completed her pre-master's clinical training at Child Provider Specialists of Dan Marino Center, Miami Children’s Hospital, where she received an extensive experience in administering and interpreting the results of a wide range of psychological tests, assessing developmental delays and/or social and emotional challenges in children and adolescents. For her post-master's internship, Dr. Fredericks worked at Child Anxiety and Phobia Program of Florida International University, where she was trained to provide evidence-based treatment to help children and adolescents with various anxiety and phobia related issues. In addition to her clinical work, she was involved in a NIMH funded clinical research aimed at evaluating the efficacy of child anxiety treatment approaches and mediators of successful treatment outcome. A specific focus of Dr. Fredericks' research was on evaluating the efficacy of psychosocial treatment approaches to help children and adolescents not only to overcome anxiety and phobia issues but also reach maximal growth and potential in their academic performance, peer relationships, and family time.
Drawing upon years of experience in Psychological Assessment and Counseling, graduate and undergraduate Teaching, and Research, Dr. Fredericks is a scientist-practitioner who strongly values using empirically supported treatment techniques. She understands well the key principles involved in conducting cognitive restructuring and behavioral management treatment procedures. Perhaps even more importantly, she knows how to apply these principles in a clinically astute, culturally sensitive manner. As a native Russian speaker, Dr. Fredericks provides her services in both Russian and English.
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