Mirna recently moved from Honolulu, Hawaii to begin practicing here in Wichita. She is taking new clients and accepts almost all health insurance plans. Her therapy clientele ranges from age 10 and up. Populations include but are not limited to individuals, couples, family, groups, GLBTIQ, meditation, ADD/ADHD individuals of any age (including school based services, testing & evaluations), domestic violence, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, bereavement, anger, impulse control. She is also available to do testing and evaluations for ages 13+ including but not limited to intelligence testing, personality testing, risk assessment, and neuropsychological testing. She is willing to do forensic evaluations and provide services in a correctional setting. If something is not listed here, please feel free to contact Mirna below as this is not an all inclusive list.
Mirna is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist. She obtained a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Psychology from Washburn University, a master’s degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology (HSPP) at Argosy University and a doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Diversity from HSPP as well. Throughout her training Mirna has worked with a wide variety of individuals and employs a multi-modal approach in order to tailor treatment to meet each client’s unique needs.
While attending Washburn, Mirna volunteered at the Battered Women Task Force (BWTF) where she assisted and counseled individuals who had been sexually, emotionally and/or physically abused. In Hawaii, she worked with the geriatric population at a rehabilitation and nursing center, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s patients and their families. She also volunteered at The Center, in Honolulu, assisting and providing services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning community.
Mirna received extensive training in forensic and correctional psychology. She has conducted forensic evaluations regarding defendants’ competency to stand trial, sanity at the time of offense, risk of future violence, sexual harassment, child custody, personal injury, worker’s compensation, malingering, and wrongful termination. She has experience working in jails and prisons with inmates from all levels of security including those in maximum security and closed custody. While working at these facilities, Mirna conducted assessments to inform treatment, classification, release, and decision-making. She also provided treatment including individual therapy, group therapy, substance abuse treatment, and psychoeducation for both inmates and staff.