Suhadee Henriquez, LCSW, ACT, is a bilingual California and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Henriquez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the City University of New York (CUNY) – Queens College and her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare (MSW) from California State University – Los Angeles (CSULA).
Ms. Henriquez was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a treatment that combines cognitive-behavioral methods and mindfulness for problems of severe and complex emotion dysregulation. Subsequently, she became an individual psychotherapy adherence coder for DBT. Ms. Henriquez was one of the founding clinicians of the first Spanish-Speaking DBT Program in the United States at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and is currently the Coordinator of International Spanish DBT Programs across the world.
Ms. Henriquez has been trained by Dr. Edna Foa, the creator of Prolonged Exposure (PE), an evidenced based treatment model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) , and Melanie Harned, Ph.D, developer of DBT for PTSD. In addition, Ms. Henriquez is experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Connections and life skills (addressing problems associated with certain life stages, e.g. career, college). Ms. Henriquez works fluently in both English and in Spanish.
Currently Ms. Henriquez is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has provided lecturers in numerous countries in her field of expertise.