About Carolina Pombo

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Hello! I’m Carolina Pombo. My mission in this life is to help people improve their mental health, cope with crises and challenging transitions. I’m registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in Canada and with the Regional Council of Psychology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I have a Master’s in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Health and Social Sciences in France and Portugal. I’m trained in DBT – Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Department of Continuing Studies from the University of Toronto. I have also studied Feminist Psychology and Existentialist-Phenomenology, and I have always worked through a psychosocial culturally-sensitive approach. Currently, I have my private practice in Burlington and I also work as a Mental Health Counsellor within the Hamilton Family Health Team.

I have accumulated about fifteen years of professional experience in multiple positions in the area of Mental Health, as a therapist, consultant, researcher, lecturer and humanitarian worker. For two years I worked as a professor within the undergraduate course of Psychology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and I’ve also taught at the college of Health Sciences at the University Paris Nord 13.

I’ve always loved to write about the themes that I’m passionate about, and I have already published a book in Brazil, some papers in scientific journals and peer-reviewed book chapters. With Therapeutic Presence, I hope to contribute even more as an advocate for your mental health.

Some of my publications

E-book A Mãe e o tempo: ensaio da maternidade transitória
Ph.D. Thesis “Keeping head above water: social presence in the transitions of Brazilian women to motnerhood”
Paper Reflexões sobre a prática dos psicólogos nos serviços de saúde pública
Book chapter “Quarenta dias na quarentena a todo vapor!”