Dr. Stacie Herrera Licensed School Psychologist in private practice. Dr. Herrera owns Herrera Psychology, a group practice located in Osprey, Florida providing private therapy, evaluations, and college coaching for children and adolescents. Having received a doctorate in school psychology, Dr. Herrera has advanced training in the assessment of a school-aged child’s learning and coping abilities. She believes that through increased understanding of how we learn and communicate we can create effective educational environments and relationships essential for growth and development.
Dr. Herrera also owns Telement, a company partnering with schools to provide in-school virtual therapy support for at-risk students via telehealth. Her training gave her the knowledge and ability to work within the school system, providing support to students in the environment in which they spend the majority of their time. Research indicates that students receive most of the mental and behavioral support within the school setting. Thus, Telement is designed to connect more therapists with students in the school setting.
As a mother of four college-age children, Dr. Herrera is very familiar with supporting loved ones through stressful moments. Dr. Herrera is well versed in taking the perspective of parent, child, teacher, or student to assist in increasing effective communication between all parties. Within the school setting, she provides support to students and teachers on how to manage anxiety during uncertain times.
Given the current pandemic and increasing reports of emotional distress, Dr. Herrera’s mission of reducing barriers to therapeutic support has become more urgent. Through her businesses and personal connections, Dr. Herrera hopes to pave the way for youth emotional health and personal growth.
Dr. Herrera believes in prevention and psychoeducation to facilitate environments in which children can flourish. She is available to speak at conferences, meetings, schools, retreats, and other special events.