About me

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Ritva Morales

Experience

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience.

I have provided Counseling and Psychotherapy in Europe and in the USA. My experience includes: Mental Health Counseling and Psychotherapy; CBT – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression; I have worked within a Primary Care Mental Health Team for NHS – National Health Service in UK; University Counseling Services within the City University of New York – CUNY; Employee Assistance Program – EAP counseling; provided Counseling Services for Active-Duty service members and their families; and Outpatient and Inpatient Psychological Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders.

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)
  • Approval as a Clinical Psychologist from the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Health (Visa number 350751)
  • Member of the Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists (VVKP)
  • Registered Psychologist (EuroPsy) with The European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA)
  • 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,  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 L. Morales, MSc, MBPsS, LMHC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Psychotherapist

Professional Membership:
Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists

The Belgian Federation of Psychologists
Norwegian Psychological Association
The British Psychological Society
European Federation of Psychologists’ Association

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