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Dialectic Behavior Therapy Miami - Dr. Carol Quintana

Profile of Dr. Carol Quintana

Dr. Carol Quintana is a New York and Florida State Licensed Psychologist who has worked clinically with children, adolescents, and adults of varying ages and has experience in treating a wide range of psychological issues. As a bilingual Psychologist, Dr. Quintana is able to provide services to both an English and Spanish speaking clientele.

Dr. Quintana completed her Masters of Science and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University based in California. She is Foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by Behavioral Tech and is a member of Miami’s first and only intensively trained DBT consultation team. She has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a therapeutic approach that com-bines mindfulness with behavior change strategies to promote psychological flexibility as well as enduring commitment to problem solving. Dr. Quintana undertook her internship at the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center in the Lower East Side of New York where she received training in family systems while working with adult clients. Dr. Quintana’s certification in Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P), an attach-ment-based approach to parenting education allows her to help parents effectively address behavioral difficulties with younger children from a relationship-focused perspective.

Dr. Quintana' specialization in DBT and CBT allows her to address a variety of psychological issues in-cluding anxiety, depression, anger management, and trauma. A particular area of client focus is in helping young adults address professional and relationship issues. Another focus is helping adolescents diagnosed with anxiety, depressive and/or borderline traits learn needed skills to manage troublesome emotions so that they can improve academic performance and family relationships as well as become mentally healthy adults. Dr. Quintana currently leads adolescent and adult DBT skills groups.

Dr. Quintana joined Dr. Kalsner-Silver’s practice after four years at the Dr. Helen May Strauss Clinic in Union City, New Jersey where she applied her skills in the treatment of children and adolescents as well as their parents. She also conducted psychological testing and evaluations addressing a variety of concerns in both Spanish and English. Previous clinical training includes two years at the Metropolitan Regional Diag-nostic and Treatment Center for childhood physical and sexual abuse in Newark, New Jersey; two years at University Behavioral Healthcare in Newark, Child and Adolescent Services, Outpatient Services; and one year at University Behavioral Healthcare, Piscataway, Children at Risk, Resources and Intervention (CARRI).