It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek therapy, and Dr. Colón will always work to honor and respect this effort in every session. Her mission within the therapeutic session is to work as a team as exploration of difficult thoughts and feelings arise. Dr. Colón believes it is a privilege to be a part of each person’s journey; especially due to the level of vulnerability that is present through disclosing one’s daily difficulties and life experiences. To assist, she seeks to provide individuals with the skills needed so each person may achieve a more satisfying life and wellness. Dr. Colón is dedicated to fostering a safe environment and works with each individual to develop a customized plan to improve their quality of life through individual therapy and/or the utilization of psychological assessment.
Area of Focus
Dr. Colón provides individual therapy services for adults and has worked with diverse populations; in a variety of settings. She has exposure to a range of mental health issues, including helping individuals recover from trauma they experienced across their lifespan and the use of substances as a means of coping. She leans toward a direct therapeutic style that is guided by relational and cognitive-behavioral frameworks. Dr. Colón strives to use her clinical training in a manner that best serves her clients through exploration of experiences, thoughts, and behaviors which interfere with wellness and overall functioning. Dr. Colón utilizes evidence based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), while incorporating mindfulness practices within the therapeutic setting.
Dr. Colón has an interest working with individuals who deal with anxiety, adjustment difficulties, complex trauma, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; with a special interest in Military Related Trauma, relationships difficulties, self-esteem, recovery from substances, and is comfortable with spirituality as it relates to a client’s world. Additionally, Dr. Colón specializes in psychological testing across the lifespan (ages 5 years through adulthood) for clarification of attentional difficulties, socio-emotional functioning, and psychoeducational evaluations.
Dr. Colón received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology with Emphases in Substance Abuse Counseling and Traumatic Stress Psychology.