I believe that many of the difficulties we experience in life stem from a loss of connection. When we feel overly tired, stressed, unhappy, or unfulfilled, there is usually a source of disconnect in our lives. This disconnect can exist within ourselves, our personal relationships, or the communities and societies we live in. By helping clients reconnect with what is meaningful in their lives, I believe we can rebuild these connections, restore a sense of balance, and improve our overall wellbeing.”
Dr. Serrao is a licensed Psychologist providing services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. She uses an integrative approach to therapy based on Humanistic principles and incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness-based Therapy, as well as other modalities. Dr. Serrao views therapy as a collaborative effort and strives to provide a safe, open, and non-judgmental atmosphere to all her clients.
Dr. Serrao earned her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire where she also competed in Division I Track and Cross Country. Dr. Serrao then earned a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology from Villanova University, followed by a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She completed her APA accredited Internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Utah State University, training under noted Sport Psychology Consultant, Dr. Richard D. Gordin. Dr. Serrao then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Student Psychological Services Center at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Serrao is very passionate about incorporating diversity & multiculturalism into her work with all clients. She assisted in planning an annual Diversity Conference during her graduate training, served as an Ally during her internship, and completed SafeZone training while working for the College of Charleston.
Dr. Serrao has extensive experience working with individual athletes, sports teams, coaches, athletic trainers and other members of the athletic profession. She has also co-facilitatedan Injured Athletes Support Group and taught undergraduate courses in Applied Sport Psychology.