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 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 by 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’m an associate member of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders and a Mental Health Counsellor within the Hamilton Family Health Team.

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

I’ve always loved to write about the themes that I’m passionate about, and have already published a book in Brazil, some papers in scientific journals and peer-reviewed books. Now, I live in Canada, where I am a Mental Health Counselor and I’ve recently applied to be a Registered Psychotherapist. With Therapeutic Presence, I hope to contribute 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!”