Préval and Associates was founded on June 18, 2008 on the principles of delivering quality client care and reliable services. We are dedicated to serving our most valuable, delicate, and vulnerable population through therapeutic services aimed at satisfying individual needs. Our client centered approach gives us a competitive edge while making substantial impact in the lives of our clients. Our services range from individual therapy to adoption home studies.
I received my Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Psychology from Florida International University, in 2001. In 2003, I started to work for the Department of Children and Families in Miami Dade County. In 2005, I started to work for a non-profit Full Case Management agency under the umbrella of Our Kids of Miami Dade and Monroe County. In 2007, I received my Master's Degree (MS) in Psychology from Florida International University. I became licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH10717) in Florida, in 2011 and I am a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns. I am a certified Adoption Competent Counselor and a Certified Child Welfare Supervisor. Lastly, I hold a second Master's Degree (MBA) in Business Administration from Walden University, completed in 2010.
I have worked for over 12 years in the field of Social Services, to include working in the following positions: Family Services Counselor, Child Protective Investigator, Adoption Specialist, and Full Case Manager Supervisor. My internship while in graduate school comprised of working as an Intern Therapist at Family Resource Center in the Substance Abuse Program from 2005 to 2011.
I have had extensive training in many different facets of the Child Welfare System. To keep my license active and current, I am required to take 30 hours of continuing education credit biennium.
I am also an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) since March 9, 2012.