Fabiola Montiel, Psy.D.

Fabiola Montiel, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Services
Chicago CAPS

Director of Clinical Services - Chicago CAPS

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Special Interests

Multicultural themes, international students, cultural adjustments, immigration, first generation and low income students, trauma, identity development, life transitions, gender and sexual identity, relationship concerns, couples therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy. Originally from Mexico and fluent in Spanish.

Bio

  • B.A.: Psychology, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
  • M.A.: Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • M.A. and Psy.D.: Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Northern Illinois University, Counseling and Consultation Services, DeKalb, IL
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Northeastern Illinois University, Student Health and Counseling Services, Chicago, IL

Background

In addition to clinical and administrative work, my professional interests include training, supervision, and consultation. Having worked at university counseling centers for the vast majority of my training and career, I have valued and enjoyed being part of the professional journey of several cohorts of psychologists-in-training. As a supervisor, I take a developmental approach and strive to create a collaborative and safe space where my supervisees can learn, self-reflect, be challenged, and grow clinically. I like to discuss with supervisees their multicultural competencies and how these impact their clinical work. In addition to client care and clinical aspects of their training, I like to spend time with my supervisees discussing their professional development and next steps in their training and professional careers.

My supervisees are encouraged to review video-recordings in- and outside of supervision. I have found this, personally and as a supervisor, a tremendous aid in developing the clinical skills and clinical identities of new therapists.

I was trained, and tend to conceptualize, from a psychodynamic perspective, but consider my work with clients integrative in nature, borrowing from multiple perspectives such as cognitive and behavioral interventions as well as multicultural theory and practice. I like to be an active participant in the treatment I provide and try to join my clients in their process of change.