About Me

Dr. Joycette Aponte

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  At an early age I began to show interest in the arts, particularly in theatre.  With the hopes of living a life in theatre, in 1993 I obtained a BA in Drama and Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans.  I felt I wanted to continue my studies in Theatre, only this time I found a combination of theatre and education.  I moved to New York to follow my passion and obtained a MA in Educational Theatre from New York University in 1995.  After this, I returned to Puerto Rico and worked as a Drama teacher in a private school.  For the next years, I wrote and directed plays for teens with topics of interest to youth.  While working in the school, I was able to see the emotional struggles of children, teens, and their families. During this time I realized I wanted to do more, I wanted to make a difference.  For this reason, I began my graduate studies at Carlos Albizu University, San Juan where I obtained a MS in Clinical Psychology in 2003 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2005.

During the past 25 years I worked in a school setting. Currently, I offer clinical supervision to doctoral students at Carlos Albizu University.  I provide psychotherapy to teens and adults. More recently, I began offering consultation services for schools and universities.  In my professional work as a clinical psychologist I help my patients with anxiety related disorders, depression, post traumatic stress, adjustment disorders, and domestic violence. I usually use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Therapies among others.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs and with friends and family.  I love traveling, the beach, going to the movies, and reading a good book.  Spending quality time with those that are close to me is priceless.

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