Irene Portillo Menendez
Dr. Irene Portillo Menendez is a clinical psychology resident practicing in Plantation and East Fort Lauderdale, FL. She completed her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree at Nova Southeastern University and went on to complete her Masters of Science and Doctor of Psychology. Clinical psychology degrees at the APA accredited program at NSU, specializing in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Dr. Portillo Menendez completed her training practica at the Psychological Services for the Emotionally Distressed (PSED) clinic at NSU Psychology Services Center (PSC) and Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinics, where she specialized in providing a variety of approaches to adults suffering from a variety of difficulties, including long-term mental illness and personality disorders. She further trained at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Bruce W. Carter Miami VA Hospitals. During her pre-doctoral psychology internship, Dr. Portillo provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to children and adolescents in the Child, Adolescent, and Family Services clinic at NSU. She worked with individuals and families, using a variety of approaches as best suited for her patients.
Dr. Portillo Menendez believes each patient seeks treatment with unique needs to be considered within their own individual history. Her training across various specialties and psychotherapeutic modalities has enhanced her approach in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her approach centers around a collaborative experience between patient and psychotherapist. She treats individuals who seek personal psychotherapy to increase their own understanding of themselves, improve their relationships, and realize their fullest potential. She accomplishes this by creating a warm, supportive environment, with compassionate care being shown to her patients as they both learn about their experiences. She provides services across the lifespan to children, adolescents, couples, families, and adults.