Gerardo Moreno-Serrano, Bilingual Psychotherapist
Joined Fenway in March, 2016
Education: Bachelor in Sciences in Educational Psychology from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City and a Master in Sciences in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. Gerardo was a Research Fellow at the Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern University from 2003 to 2004.
What inspired you to become a Psychotherapist?
I have always been inspired by my grandmother’s work, dedication, and commitment to help people (she went to school and became a nurse/midwife in the early 30’s). I admire her strength and courage to go to school in an environment mainly dominated by males at that time.
What brought you to Fenway Health?
I have always wanted to serve the LGBTQ community, especially the Spanish speaking population. There are not a lot of treatment/interventions to fit the needs of the LGBTQ Spanish speaking population, and I am happy to fill some of that need now.
Any clinical interests or specializations? What drew you to these areas?
My clinical interests include: LGBT issues; transgender care; treatment of mood and anxiety disorders; trauma recovery; PTSD; domestic violence; mental health and HIV; CBT; Humanistic/Holistic therapy; substance abuse/dual diagnosis; acculturation/transcultural Issues; ADHD/learning disabilities; and Neuropsychology. School training, internships, a research fellowship, and practice have provided me with a varied clinical background in different areas that help me better serve patients.
When you have time off, what do you get up to?
My goal is to relax and recharge batteries, so I try to have balance between personal time, social activities and swimming more than once a week.
What surprises you most about your line of work?
What I have learnt from patients about human strength and resilience.
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