Dr. Belen is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in neuropsychology and rehabilitation. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and works with adults and older adults experiencing cognitive and emotional changes resulting from neurological injury or disease. Areas of expertise include dementia, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and functional neurological symptom disorder.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and am bilingual in Spanish and English. I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico. I then moved to Miami, Florida where I earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with specialization in neuropsychology. I was fortunate to be able to stay in Miami for my internship and post-doctoral fellowship training experiences, which were completed at Jackson Memorial Hospital – University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. My training involved assessment, education, treatment, and support throughout the continuum of care (ICU, subacute, acute rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation). I worked with people with brain injury, poly-trauma, stroke, burn, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury.
After completion of my training in 2010, I moved to McKinney, Texas to work at Pate Rehabilitation, and in 2013 I transitioned into private practice. I now split my time between private practice and consultative work with Rehab Without Walls. At Rehab Without Walls, I provide neuropsychological assessment, treatment, and supportive services within an interdisciplinary treatment team. My private practice allows me to provide high quality and compassionate assessment and treatment services in a calm, quiet, and flexible atmosphere. I serve individuals experiencing cognitive changes, whether the result of injury, disease, or other disorder. I aim to inform, educate, and support individuals and families. I link clients with helpful services within the community and help reduce the uncertainty and negative emotions associated with brain changes.
Of course, because of the nature of the population I serve, I take care to document my work accurately and to communicate results quickly to the referring provider or attorney. I am happy to provide documentation for immigration proceedings, capacity, disability, and return to work. Please call our office first to discuss the specific details regarding fees for our medicolegal services, as insurance plans may not cover this.
I also volunteer at the Brain Injury Network of Dallas (BIND) where I am a proud co-founder of the group “Nueva Vida”. Nueva Vida was established in 2017 to meet the needs of Spanish speaking individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries. Here is a link to connect with our facebook group.
Please call our office and schedule a consultation visit and we can explore how my services might be helpful to you..