The Mind Institute
Psychotherapy Services
we empower clients to live their best
possible lives with practical resources

about dr.cortez

license number: PSY31698

Dr. Cortez is a licensed psychologist holding a doctorate degree in applied clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Cortez has extensive experience in effectively addressing mental health conditions in men and women including depression, anxiety, substance use, adjustment difficulty, identity development, relationships, aging, chronic pain and loss.

Her therapeutic approach is interactive, insightful and a collaborative approach with her clients to reach clearly defined treatment goals. Her primary approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy and Existential Approaches, with treatment tailor-made and designed to help clients achieve fulfilling and authentic lives.

As a member in good standing of both the California Psychological Association and American Psychological Association, Dr. Cortez is a nominated honoree of the American Psychological Association’s Division 35, recognized for its diversity among women and their experiences based on ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. Her published dissertation focused on The Subjective Lived Experiences of Midlife Women and the Process of Empowerment, Post-Divorce. She is an ongoing advocate and practitioner of evidence-based treatment.


HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Provider

The Mind Institute Psychotherapy is proud to be a telehealth provider that empowers clients via evidence-based approaches to freeing the mind and coping with mental health challenges. Each session is tailored to the specific needs of the client. Our goal is to empower clients to live their best possible lives with practical resources and the right tools to succeed.
Choosing our team of professionals will help you achieve your mental health goals and get the results you deserve in a timely manner. From start to finish, you will experience The Mind Institute Psychotherapy difference.

We use evidence-based practices, such as CBT, to address real-life challenges and an array of mental health conditions that get in the way of people living their best lives. We are committed to your growth and well-being through compassionate care.

We are HIPAA compliant and abide by strict laws and regulations to ensure your confidentiality and maintain the privacy of your therapy sessions and personal information.

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