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Bilingual Therapist
M.A. in Psychoanalitical Theory — Colegio de Psicoanalisis Lacaniano
B.A. in Psychology — Universidad Iberoamericana
I Treat
5-10 Years Old
10-15 Years Old
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Adoptive Families
Issues I Treat
Child Abuse
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
Anxiety Disorders
Child Behavioral Problems
Grief & Loss
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Caregiver Issues
Emotion Regulation Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Domestic Violence
Divorce Impact on Children
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Anger Management
Family of Origin Issues
Sexual Abuse
Life Stage Transitions
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Men’s Issues
Physical Abuse
Personality Disorders
Midlife (Transitions in)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Adoption Issues
Learning Disabilities
Borderline Personality Disorder
Parenting Issues
School Refusal
School Stress
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Sexual Issues
Sibling Issues
Step or Blended Families
Special Needs Children & Their Families
Therapists in Therapy
Women's Issues
Work / Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Types of Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Cultural Therapy

Ms. Cárdenas’ (she/her) expertise is deeply embedded in her ability to blend academic research into her clients’ real-life experiences seeking the best solution for her clients. Her professionalism, a deep sense of responsibility and passionate personality give a distinctively human touch to her career, showcasing her deep-seated passion for serving people and help them live more fulfilling lives.

It is Ms. Cárdenas’ unique approach to therapy that makes her the ideal go-to therapist. She believes in the best in people and works closely with the client, gently guiding them into unraveling and mending the core of their issues. Ms. Cárdenas’ compassion, optimism and patience show her genuine interest in the client’s well-being and give subtle hope vital to the healing process in a period that could be the worst in a person’s life. She walks hand-in-hand with clients through their darkest moments and gains immense satisfaction from seeing them make even the slightest improvement.

Being bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish, Ms. Cárdenas has lived in multi-cultural environments, allowing her to work with people from different cultural backgrounds and master how to approach diverse cases.

Selected publications/presentations

Cárdenas, A., González, M.C., Mejía, C. y Palomar, J. (2011). “Educar en la diversidad o bajo referentes comunes: El impacto de la educación co−educacional y diferenciada sobre los roles de género, la autoestima y el rendimiento académico”. Temas selectos en Orientación Psicológica. Volumen 5. México D.F. Manual Moderno.

Acosta M., Cárdenas A, Cerda A., Esteban Y., García A., Mercado B. (2017). El porvenir de la Carne: Un don apuntalado. En R. A. Praes, El cuerpo del Psicoanálisis y el Psicoanálisis del cuerpo. (págs. 125-134). México: Editores de textos mexicanos.

Summa cum laude — B.A. in Psychology
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay