Bio

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specialized in Psychological Reports for Immigrants. I work with immigrants and their families from any country. I am fluent in English and Portuguese. Assessment interviews are done by questionnaire (send via email), and an interview through Video Telehealth. I’m flexible, friendly, and highly skilled in achieving the results my clients need. I have been doing this kind of work for the past 17 years and work with many different lawyers around the USA. Integrity is central to my approach; I produce accurate, reliable evaluations designed to meet the standards and criteria of the US Department of Immigration.

EXPERIENCE

Clinical

Private Practice.

  • Private Practice in Charlotte, NC. 2018 – Present.
  • Private Practice in Manhattan, NY. 2000-2003.
  • Private Practice in Westchester, NY. 2000-2018.
  • Provide psychotherapy to adults and young adults.
  • Provide Psychological Reports for immigrants.
  • Clinical concentration on depression anxiety, experiences of immigration, exile, life challenges and changes.
  • Clinical expertise in working with the LGBT community.
  • My professional and personal knowledge of multifaceted identity makes me especially sensitive to issues of cultural selfhood and adjustment.
Education

Master of Social Work. May, 2002.
New York University – NY
Master of Applied Psychology. May, 1998.
Fairfield University – CT
Bachelor in History. May, 1991.
Manhattanville College – NY

Claudia Ribas Certificate

WORKSHOPS & OUTREACH

Group dynamics for Peer Support Group Facilitators.Training workshop for support group leaders – group dynamics, leadership skills, authority, boundaries and task.

GROUP RELATIONS

Authority, Leadership and Organizational Life in a Rapidly Changing World. A six-day residential Group Relations Working Conference. The Washington Baltimore Center of the A. K. Rice Institute. Bryn Mawr College, PA. Role: Member. Director: Lamis K. Jarrar, Ph.D. August 2001. Authority and Management: Mentoring, Competition, and Succession. A weekend non-residential conference Sponsored by the New York Center of the AK Rice Institute. Director: Geoffry Reed, Ph.D. December 2000.

TEACHING

Instructor/Adjunct Professor of Psychology. SUNY/Westchester Community College Fall 1998 – Fall 1999. Dept. of Psychology. Taught several sections of General Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Abnormal Psychology.