Dr. Carmen
Velazquez

Psychologist (Spectrum)

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Dr. Carmen Velazquez

psychologist (Spectrum)

Dr. Carmen C. Velázquez, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist licensed in California and Washington State. Her clinical practice is focused on serving a diverse clientele of individuals -across the lifespan; and, with a focus on differential diagnosis with complex cases. She has worked with a variety of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. In addition to assessment, she also practices psychotherapy with individuals, groups, and families. 

Dr. Velázquez earned her doctorate from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco Campus.  She completed an APA internship at The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine in the neuropsychology track. She also completed a two-year residency in pediatric neuropsychology with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development. 

Dr. Velázquez also has a focus in forensic neuropsychology conducting psychodiagnostic, intellectual/cognitive evaluations, neuropsychological assessment, risk assessments, and immigration. Prior training also includes working in forensic neuropsychology evaluating patients with both criminal and civil commitments to a state hospital inpatient facility. She continually serves as an expert witness in forensics, neuropsychology, and multiculturalism.

Autism & Aspergers

“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz

Trauma

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine

OCD

“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen

ADHD

“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney