About

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Ritva Morales

Experience

Licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice, with over twenty years of international experience in Europe and in the USA.

I have provided counseling and psychotherapy in various settings: Telehealth – mental health counseling and psychotherapy since the start of the pandemic; employee assistance program EAP counseling; psychotherapy at outpatient mental health clinic; CBT for anxiety and depression at NHS primary care mental health team, UK National Health Service; university student counseling services at the City University of New York / CUNY; also have provided counseling services for active-duty service members and their families; as well as treatment for alcohol and substance use disorders, both outpatient and hospital based services.

As an expat psychologist myself, I understand the challenges of adjusting to a new country, challenges of multicultural couples, and how those challenges may impact psychological well-being, family, other relationships, and work.

License

  • Registered Psychologist with the Belgian Commission of Psychologists (registration number: 582211571)
  • Visa as Clinical Psychologist (number 350751) from the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Health
  • Member of VVKP (Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists)
  • Registered Psychologist (EuroPsy) with EFPA – The European Federation of Psychologists’ Association
  • Licensed Psychologist in Norway
  • Licensed Psychologist in Denmark
  • New York State – USA Licensed Therapist (LMHC)

Education and training

I was raised in a Nordic country, Finland, and internationally educated: in Scandinavia, UK, and the USA. I graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2001, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (Danish title “cand.psych”, which is protected by Danish state law), after having previously completed two Bachelor’s degrees: BA in Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, and BSc in Education, at Stockholm University.

Subsequently I completed a supplementary educational training of two-years’ duration, according to the Danish regulations, and I thereupon received the Authorization (License) as a Psychologist in Denmark.

Later, I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health - Primary Mental Health Care, in Evidence-Based Interventions (CBT - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) at the University of Manchester, the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

Ritva Morales, MSc, MBPsS, LMHC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Psychotherapist

Professional Membership:
Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists (VVKP)
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The Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP).
Norwegian Psychological Association (NPF).
The British Psychological Society (BPS).
European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA).

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