Susana Dinges
Nora Talavera - Mental Health Therapist
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Institution: School of Psychology of the Sacred Heart, Women's University, Lima, Peru
Area of Specialty: Children's play therapy, adult psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy
Languages: English, Spanish

Nora Talavera has been working at Sea Mar CHC's Lynnwood Behavioral Health Clinic since June 2009.

Nora obtained a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the School of Psychology of the Sacred Heart, Women's University, Lima, Peru. Nora had four years of training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Center of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Lima. She also completed a fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the National Cancer Institute of Peru, helping kids with cancer.

Nora worked for eight years as a mental health therapist in Peru. In the United States she has worked as a volunteer at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, where she was a liaison between Spanish-speaking patients and doctors. Nora also volunteered at the MOMS Program in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she worked with pregnant teenagers as a mentor. In addition she worked in Montgomery County helping to integrate Latino parents to the school system.

In Washington State Nora became deeply committed to the issue of domestic violence prevention, and worked with New Beginnings Organization in Seattle that provides shelter and support for battered women and their children. She has also volunteered at the University of Washington's behavioral research and therapy clinics.

Nora spends her free time with family and friends.

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