Dr. Sandra Arocho is a postdoctoral fellow in psychology who has over 14 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals across the lifespan, both in Florida and in Puerto Rico. She is working on meeting licensure requirements in the state of Florida but is licensed as a psychologist in Puerto Rico. Dr. Arocho earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico in General Psychology and then completed her Master’s and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degrees from Carlos Albizu University (Puerto Rico) in Clinical Psychology. As part of her training, Dr. Arocho has acquired certifications in autism, forensics, and sexual abuse treatment.
While an undergraduate, she worked with juvenile delinquents at the Southwest Key Program to help them reintegrate back into society successfully. During graduate school, Dr. Arocho provided therapy services to patients who had experienced sexual abuse. She also worked in a clinic for individuals with disabilities and special education needs.
After graduation, Dr. Arocho worked at Lucy Lopez Roig and Associates where she was a consultant and trainer working with various companies and agencies doing critical incident stress debriefings and working with various groups of individuals for training and support. Later, Dr. Arocho was a provider of EAP Program services for APSHealthcare and Pfizer with a total of 10 years of service.
Dr. Arocho also has experience working with students and teachers in the implementation of a conflict resolution curriculum for middle schools in Puerto Rico. She has led seminars and workshops for teachers, parents and other professionals on topics of communication, emotional intelligence, decision making, and conflict resolution.
In April 2017, Dr. Arocho joined Compass Counseling Services, LLC where she has provided individual and group therapy services. As a bilingual psychotherapist with a wide range of expertise, she is able to provide competent care to children, adolescents, and adults requiring individualized approaches to care.