Dr. Alonso is a bilingual licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She is a fluent Spanish-speaker and specializes in clinical and forensic evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Alonso conducts cognitive, mental health, risk, parenting capacity/fitness, termination of parental rights, guardianship, and custody evaluations. Dr. Alonso testifies as an expert witness in New Jersey Superior Court and provides consultation to the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, the Office of the Law Guardian, the Office of the Public Defender, and private attorneys.
Dr. Alonso also specializes in the treatment of children’s attentional issues, anxiety, defiance, disruptive behaviors, and aggression. Dr. Alonso is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and enjoys collaborating with caregivers and schools to support children’s social, emotional, and behavioral successes. Dr. Alonso has consulted with schools to create tailored behavioral interventions for children, inform Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and provide training to educators on managing a variety of challenging student behaviors in the classroom.
Dr. Alonso obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2015. Dr. Alonso has trained with national experts in the field of family and child psychology at the prestigious NYU Child Study Center and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Alonso has presented at national conferences on the topics of parenting, child behavioral issues, and domestic violence. Dr. Alonso is an active member of the New Jersey Psychological Association, Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy International.
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