Hi! I'm Jessika Talavera
Founder of Relaciones Flexibles and Executive Coach
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Carlos Albizu University (UCA), San Juan campus. My area of expertise is in evidence-based psychotherapies, psychological trauma, and chronic mental health conditions. I am formally trained to offer contextual and third-generation therapies in the following treatments: Acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, functional analytic psychotherapy, and motivational interview therapy. Furthermore, I am formally trained to offer specialized treatments in the area of psychological trauma and chronic mental health illnesses. Recently, I was selected as a distinguished graduate of the Carlos Albizu University PhD program in clinical psychology.
Throughout my career, I have worked in the San Juan Hospital (VA) Veterans Administration mental health and physiatry programs and in my private practice as a psychologist, consultant, and lecturer. I have supervised students, interns, and residents in psychology and psychiatry. Furthermore, I have published articles and coordinated programs in the area of evidence-based psychotherapies.
I am passionate about offering, teaching and conducting workshops on psychotherapy. Over the years, I have worked on my internal processes, which have allowed me to learn to live a simple life. I believe that the greatest transformation occurs in the interaction and connection between our inner world and the relationship with others. In this way, we can show ourselves to the world in a genuine and transparent way.
Dra. Cristina González
“Dra. Talavera is distinguished, among her many talents, by offering cutting-edge workshops that have advanced the teaching of clinical psychology in Puerto Rico. Her innate ability to captivate an audience is combined with her ability to create a dynamic, creative, experiential, interactive and open learning space. It incorporates their expert knowledge of theory and evidence-based practice in a unique and sagacious way that enables their participants to have a comprehensive teaching experience.”
Deciphering science about interpersonal relationships.
Interpreting in a practical, simple and applicable way science on relationships. In order to get human beings to relate to conscious and authentic way with themselves and with others.
Dr. Marcos Reyes
During the past 10 years, Dra. Talavera has been dedicated to studying new therapeutic modalities in the United States and Europe, studies that have led her to distinguish herself as a pioneer in the expansion of contextual therapies in Puerto Rico. He has published articles on topics related to evidence-based psychotherapies and fidelity of psychological treatments. With its robust background in practices based on scientific evidence, it has managed to pragmatically integrate the areas of knowledge and application of competencies and fidelity of treatments in the field of clinical psychology among students and health professionals, thus promoting the highest degree of excellence in the practice of psychotherapy.