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Monica de Sousa Mendes

Clinical Psychologist

  • Lc, MSc, ClinPsyD

Monica de Sousa Mendes

Dr. Mendes is a Specialist in Clinical Psychology who has more than 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. Mendes earned her Masters in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology Dynamic Guidance, Faculty of Psychology, from 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.

Specializations

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stress
  • Adjustment to Medical Conditions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Conflict
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders

Education

  • 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

Board Certifications

  • European Certificate of Psychology by Europsy
  • Professional Specialist Certification in Clinical and Health Psychology by the Portuguese Board of Psychology
  • Effective member of Portuguese Board of Psychology

Fellowships

  • 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

Languages

English, Portuguese, French, Spanish

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