Psychologists

Karen Y. Pujals Morales, Ph.D., Neuropsychology


Dr. Karen Pujals has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus. She completed her internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University District Hospital (UDH), Department of Neurology/Medical Sciences Campus in Rio Piedras, P.R.

She completed her postdoctoral studies in Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University (Santa Barbara, C.A.) (Cluster location: New York, N.Y.). Dr. Karen Pujals has done research and presentations related to Neurocognitive and neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Alzheimer, Parkinson), as well as in depression in the elderly, among others.

She is currently working as a sub-investigator and as a rater in several clinical trials related to neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Alzheimer, Parkinson). Dr. Karen Pujals specializes in neuropsychological evaluations, particularly with the adult and elderly population.


Zuleika Rosario, PSY.D.


Dr. Zuleika Rosario Santiago completed her bachelor’s degree in Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology were completed at Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus.

She completed her doctoral internship in the Domestic Violence Program, in the Community Mental Health Clinic, offering therapeutic services to women, victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Currently, Dr. Rosario works her private practice attending children, adolescent and adult population, under the modalities of individual, family and couples therapy.


Tainari Dávila, Ph.D.


Dr. Tainari Dávila Rodríguez has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She completed a Master’s degree in Science in Clinical Psychology from the Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus and a Doctoral degree in Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, also from the Carlos Albizu University.

She also has a certification in gender violence from Carlos Albizu University. Dr. Dávila has done several researches, publications and presentations on gender violence, gifts in psychotherapy, APA writing style, among others. She carried out a bibliometric analysis, published in the journal Ciencias de la Conducta. She is also the author of the book "Hurricane Maria: 175 stories for history." Currently, Dr. Dávila is doing research on Cognitive Impairment in three different studies, with different approaches. One of them emphasizes in patients with Parkinson's, the other two on Alzheimer's Disease.

Recently, she completed, along with other colleagues, an investigation on the attitudes and beliefs of psychologists regarding gifts in psychotherapy. She also completed a profile of trauma, depression and dissociation in women victims of gender violence in Puerto Rico. She worked as a professor at the Interamerican University, Fajardo Campus and at Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus. In these universities she has taught courses on Human Development, Statistics, Research, Psychopathology, Personality Theories and APA Format, among others. She currently works as a clinical psychologist at Santa Cruz Behavioral in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She is committed to the education and well-being of people, for which she dedicates several weekly writings in her blog www.tainaridavila.com.


Juan Pablo Cruz Pérez, Ph.D.


Dr. Juan Pablo Cruz Pérez completed his bachelor's degree in general psychology at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus, with Suma Cum Laude honors.

He continued his graduate studies at the Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus and obtained a master's degree and a doctoral degree with a specialty in Clinical Psychology, both with Distinction honors. Dr. Cruz is the author of several scientific research articles published in professional journals. These are related to the topics in: adolescence; aggressive manifestations; the psychosocial dimension in epilepsy; Depression; the Interpersonal Therapy Model; and issues of the LGBT community.

He has also presented his research in professional panels, such as the Puerto Rico Psychology Association Congresses. In the time he has been working as a mental health professional (Clinical Psychology), he has worked in psychiatric hospitals offering clinical services to patients with different symptomatology. Dr. Cruz is a professor at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in the area of ​​Social Sciences and is affiliated with the Puerto Rico Psychology Association (APPR), being an active member of the LGBT Community Affairs’ Committee.


Jessica M. López Ortiz, Ph.D.


Dr. Jessica López completed her graduate studies at the Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus, where she obtained a master and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology.

She completed her internship at the Community Mental Health Clinic in San Juan, offering therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents and adults. She has carried out research related to topics of psychometrics and the relationship between emotional health and spirituality, among others. Also, she has presented such research in professional forums such as Conventions of the Association of Psychology of Puerto Rico.

Currently, she is collaborating in a research related to treatments for Alzheimer's disease. In addition, Dr. López practices as a clinical psychologist attending the populations of children, adolescents, adults and seniors in an individual modality. She also performs psychological, psychometric and psycho-educational evaluations for children and adolescents.

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