Angie Juarez, PsyD 

Bilingual Psychological Assistant (PSB94021082)

 

I recently completed my Doctoral degree program and I am now working on my post-doctoral hours at Association of Behavioral Health Specialist, Inc. I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career that involved helping others and making a positive impact in my community. I started volunteering in fundraisers, schools, and walk-a thons at a very young age, which helped me obtain particular jobs and opportunities that allowed me to realize one of my biggest dreams of attending a graduate program in the field that I desired.

 

As a first generation and daughter of immigrant parents, my family and I have experienced the adversity ethnic minorities unfortunately experience in their daily struggle to survive everyday. I view these hardships not in a negative light but as inspiration to overcome those obstacles and persevere. My personal experience and my role models, my parents, have taught me the importance of kindness, the value of working hard, and the importance of believing in yourself.

 

I believe that everyone has the potential to change and improve his or her quality of life, with the right guidance and/or mentorship. Being aware of the cultural diversity and stressors in our society further supports the fact and helps me understand that everyone experiences their own battle. As a psychologist, I aspire to be that positive influence a person needs in order to survive their struggle and provide them with the appropriate coping skills and support.