María Paula González Pérez

María Paula González Pérez

Patient Demographics: Adult

"Master in Clinical Psychology with 15 years of professional experience in the psychotherapeutic area.
Advanced training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (TREC) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - endorsed by the Albert Ellis Institute of New York and Cetrec Costa Rica."

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Procedures (6)

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Couples therapy
Divorce counseling
Grief counseling
Online Medicine
Relaxation techniques
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Medical conditions (28)

Emotional crisis
Panic attack
Anxious or excessive eating
Chronic depression (dysthymia)
Chronic fatigue
Chronic stress
Codependent relationships
Couple conflict
Difficulty adapting
Emergency psychology
Hostile behavior
Hypochondria (health anxiety)
Lost of interest in working
Narcistic behavior
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Personality disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Suicidal behavior
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About me

I started my studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in 1999 and graduated with honors from the master's degree in clinical psychology in 2005. I joined the Professional College of Psychologists of Costa Rica since 2002 with the code 2061.

Since 2005 I started my private practice, I currently work at the Hospital la Católica, at CETREC at the top hospital and at the Escazú momentum; providing psychological care for adults, couples and families. I give group therapy and I impart talks and workshops in institutions and companies both in Costa Rica and abroad.

I work from the rational emotional behavioral approach (TREC) and cognitive behavioral (TC). To do couples therapy I use varied techniques from other approaches such as emotion-centered therapy. I like to use evidence-based therapies to guarantee the person seeking help, measurable and observable results. I'm passionate about working with groups because I recognize that the group context itself becomes a protective factor for people.

I focus on the client, recognizing that everyone has the potential to fix themselves and that what they sometimes need is an accompaniment to be able to do it successfully.

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  • Masters in Clinical Psychology. Maestría. 2002 - 2005
  • Conceptualization of treatment of TREC and CT in eating disorders with Kristine A. Doyle, Director of the Albert Ellis Institute

    February 2017 - February 2017

  • Conceptualization and strategies of treatment of TREC with couples and sexual dysfunctions, Lic. Francesc Sorribes Co-Director RET - Cetrec Institute - UNIBE, Barcelona

    March 2016 - March 2016

  • Suicide training for professionals: "Key tools for effective intervention against suicide risk"

    March 2016 - March 2016

  • Seminar "Mindfulness and its clinical application"

    March 2015 - March 2015

  • Course: "University didactic pedagogy"

    August 2012

  • Congress on Migration and Mental Health.

    November 2010

  • Training in group coordination.

    December 2009

  • Second International Congress of Attention Deficit.

    May 2009

  • Seminar on Professional Ethics and Advanced Seminar on Psychotherapy.

    March 2006

  • Advanced Seminar on Psycho-Diagnostics and Rorschach Seminar.

    May 2002

  • Seminar on Professional Ethics - College of Psychologists of Costa Rica

    November 2001

  • "The Psychological Autopsy: Procedures and Methods; Assessment of Psychological Damage in Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse "

    April 2001 - April 2001

  • Diploma Degree

    Primary Certificate in Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy - Albert Ellis Institute NY

  • Postgraduate Degree

    Externship in Emotion-Focused Therapy with Dr. Samuel Jinich, Certified Trainer at SFCET


  • Professional College of Psychologists of Costa Rica cod. 2061Active

    Costa Rica

  • 2005 Graduation with honors: Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Charlas en diferentes temáticas.
  • Publicaciones en diferentes revistas.