Dr. Monica is a Specialist in Clinical Psychology over 10 years’ experience in Psychotherapy and Counselling patients with a variety of emotional and situational problems. She is highly skilled in developing a practical and achievable treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and builds on your strengths. Dr. Mendes customizes therapy to suit each of her clients by drawing from a variety of techniques. Using these techniques, she enables her clients to find the best path to healing and growth in their lives.
Dr. Monica earned her Master’s in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology Dynamic Guidance from Faculty of Psychology, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal. She received her Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from Harvard Medical School – Department of Psychiatry and by the Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, USA. She earned her Post-Graduate Professional l title from the Portuguese Board of Psychologists (OPP-Ordem dos Psicologos Portugueses).
She earned the EAAD Award, presented by the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the New University of Lisbon, given to the best Portuguese investigation regarding depression and suicide prevention.
Adjustment to medical conditions
Grief and loss
Advanced Specialization in Clinical Psychology, Psychology College of the Lisbon University (Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa), Lisbon, Portugal
Master in Psychology, Specialization in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, Harvard Medical School – Department of Psychiatry and Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, USA
Degree in Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology Dynamic Guidance, Faculty of Psychology, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
European Certificate in Psychology by Europsy
Professional Specialist Certification in Clinical and Health Psychology by the Portuguese Board of Psychology
Effective member of Portuguese Board of Psychology
FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) Master Fellowship, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
FCT -PROTEC Doctoral Fellowship, High Institute of Sciences and Education (ISEC) and Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal