Dr. Carrillo received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. While she was studying at Columbia, she also interviewed participants in long-term National Institute of Mental Health research studies at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her clinical internship in the US Air Force and then served as staff psychologist at Homestead Air Force Base for two years before opening a private practice in Homestead, Florida. A second office was opened in 1997, in South Miami.
Dr. Carrillo has served both English and Spanish speaking clients. Those seeking help include individuals in recovery from addiction, families, couples, and individuals, as well as elderly and disabled individuals. Dr. Carrillo’s specialties include psychological testing, couples and marital therapy for straight and gay couples, and assisting families untie various knots that underlie conflict.
Individuals, couples, or families, often seek help when feelings and thoughts are painful or overwhelming. Perhaps they have pondered it for a while, and find it difficult to make the phone call to ask for help. Sometimes our cultural climate makes it hard to ask for help, to admit that we are perplexed, or to decide it is okay to talk about very personal thoughts and feelings with an unknown person. But it is this very talking about everything and anything, in a safe and comfortable environment, that allows the healing process to begin.
- Ph. D. Columbia University, New York City. 1990. Clinical Psychology.
- Clinical Internship, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
- B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. December 1979. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology
Dr. Carrillo has sought ongoing clinical supervision since being licensed to continue to enable her to be most helpful to others.