Dr. Paredes is a licensed psychologist who received her doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a minor in child sexual abuse. She has over 15 years of experience with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Paredes began working in the schools during her first year in graduate school and continued to partner with schools providing group therapy to teen mothers, parenting workshops and consultation. Her approach and therapeutic framework stems from her belief that relationships can heal. She combines both a systems and dynamic approach to provide services that are relevant to families and can build on their strengths. Dr. Paredes has been trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy and has worked extensively with children exposed to trauma. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist, she can reach and provide services to the Latinx community in a culturally sensitive manner. Dr. Paredes recently moved to Austin from New York and is enjoying getting to know a new city.
Vida Clinic specializes in school-based mental health and provides a range of services that include individual, family, and group counseling; teacher training and consultation groups; school-wide workshops and trauma-informed culture building.