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Dr. Sandra Pinel-Lopez, Psy.D is a clinical psychology resident specializing in individual, adolescent, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Gainesville, VA. under the supervision of Dr. Cari Short, Psy.D Licensed Clinical Psychologist. 

Dr. Pinel-Lopez believes that all individuals with proper care and treatment have the ability to overcome struggles and obstacles which hinders his/her emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. With over 12 years experience in the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, individuals can alliviate symptoms of depression, anxiety,chronic pain, and ADHD.

Additionally, Dr. Pinel-Lopez uses Christian and research based interventions to provide families and couples with the necessary tools to help them overcome relational and marital difficulties. Furthermore, she has an understanding of immigrant and cultural issues that impact the family as well as functioning in the community.

Dr. Pinel-Lopez is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates research based approaches of psychotherapy to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help build a strong, healthy mind, and attain personal growth.

Dr. Pinel-Lopez is fluent in Spanish and provides services in Spanish

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, in Washington, DC.

Master of Science (MS) The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy Unoversity, Washington, DC.

Master of Science in Educational Leadership (MS.EL) Troy State University, Hawaii, Pacific Region.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Troy State University, Troy AL.

Transformational Life Coach, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ.


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