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Destiney Palacios

Through my academic career, I earned a BA in Psychology and Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Leadership Studies at The University of Rhode Island. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 


In my professional career I have had the opportunity to work as clinical support with children and adult populations with different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Presenting problems included but were not limited to mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, Autism and history of trauma In 2018, I founded the Guevara-Martinez Scholarship Fund to support the educational and professional lives of youth in Honduras. I’ve strengthened my relational skills through mentoring youth and young Women of Color internationally, as well as locally in the NE area of the United States. 


My Philosophy

My academic and professional experiences are a testament to my passion. I aim to incorporate a holistic approach to psychological testing and treatment while addressing cultural considerations and social justice barriers that may exist. I believe that the therapeutic relationship begins with authenticity and open mindedness. In addition, I believe it is especially necessary to find creative ways to get the body moving and stimulate the mind for overall optimal health. Furthermore, I am looking forward to working with adult populations, specifically those from LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. My ultimate goal is to support clients’ journey with wholesome healing to achieve finding balance and feeling empowered.

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