Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adults, Geriatric, Seniors
Rita Lombardi is a Licensed LMHC by the University of NYS, bilingual in both English and Spanish. She began her career in 1988 as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the University of Buenos Aires with a concentration in Psychoanalysis and Psychological Testing. Rita later became a Psycho-dramatist dealing with Psychodynamic interventions, as well as Behavioral techniques and Counseling. She has over 30 years of experience.
Rita began working for the National Argentinean Board of Education where she created, implemented and led psycho-dramatic seminaries, helping principals and teachers at intermediate and elementary schools. She was the primary contact for families and staff to facilitate fluid communication and good education for children. As a Private Practice Professional, Rita developed treatment plans tailored specifically to her clients. She also supervised clinical cases, coordinated care and services such as interaction with patients, family members and physicians from hospitals to facilitate adequate transferring. She later developed strong psychological skills in coaching, consulting and counseling of top executives in corporations such as Telecom Argentina, Phillip Morris Argentina. Rita also has had extensive experience in counseling immigrants, especially unaccompanied minors and their available family members, for potential immigration relief. Most of these individuals do not speak English and the vast majority of them are unable to understand the complexity and intricacy of U.S. immigration laws even in their native Spanish. They may not even be aware that they have pending court cases, and may not appear at a scheduled hearing, which often leads to very serious consequences.
Rita currently specializes as a Bilingual Psychotherapist targeting young people and adults who suffer from disorders such as PTSD, Major Depression, Psychosis and Anxiety. She also works with individual and family counseling, helping with diagnosis and crisis intervention, and serving parents with their own dynamics within the family.
Rita serves as PRN Clinician (Clinician called as needed) for BCFS working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. BCFS Health and Human Services' Emergency Management Division specializes in emergency management, incident management, disaster response, public health & medical emergency response, mass care, medical sheltering and participating in planning for vulnerable populations.
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