Audrey Cleary, Ph.D.
I am a Florida-licensed clinical psychologist. I earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Psychology from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. I am a staff psychologist at the University of Miami (UM) Counseling Center, where I completed my doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship. I provide individual and group therapy to adults with a wide range of concerns, and oversee the psychological assessment activities carried out by doctoral psychology interns. I am a current member of the Florida Psychological Association (FPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I serve on the Board of the Miami-Dade-Monroe chapter of FPA as the newsletter editor, and of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis as Secretary. I am American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) certified in the use of clinical hypnosis.
How I work with you:
I first seek to learn about what bothers you in the present and to understand your problems in the contexts of your history and your current environment. I offer a non-judgmental environment where we can examine your present as well as important past experiences. We will work together to identify thoughts, feelings, and inner conflicts that may keep you from doing as well as you would like. I seek to disarm guilt and shame so that we can clearly and objectively explore alternate ways of being and relating. I draw on cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches, and at times introduce clinical hypnosis as a component of treatment to help with symptom relief and self-exploration.
My aim is to work collaboratively with you to move in the direction of your therapy goals. This process may come about by your gaining a better understanding of yourself or by changing some aspect of your thinking or behavioral patterns. Clients who come to me receive feedback on what is troubling them, assistance in sorting out their emotions, thoughts, and reactions to life events, and are offered new ways of coping with and overcoming personal obstacles.
From working in therapy, you can feel happier, calmer, less distressed, and more confident. You can have better relationships, a clearer view of yourself, and will come closer to your best potential. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, and I will work at your pace to help you achieve a greater sense of relief and control.