Dr. Pagan Romney has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and prior, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico. She later completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in child & adolescent behavioral health at the Under The Rainbow Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Pagan-Romney has trained in interdisciplinary teams in hospital, out-patient, community mental health, and school settings; and with the full spectrum of acuity.
Dr. Pagan Romney has well-rounded experience conducting psychological assessments, individual, group, and family therapies. She has worked with individuals presenting a wide range of issues across the life span, such as depression, anxiety, developmental delays, stress, trauma, life transitions, adjustment, and family dynamics. Her therapeutic approach can best be described as integrative with a particular focus on attachment-relational theory to help patients understand the root, triggers, and the dynamics most likely maintaining the individual’s distress. She incorporates evidence-informed care, such as, Mindfulness practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Therapy to provide individualized interventions that best fit the needs of the patient. Additionally, she strives to promote positive change using strength based and person-centered approaches, which include trauma, social justice, multicultural, and systemic lenses. Dr. Pagan-Romney is passionate about holistic wellness, and encourages an integrated approach to health and wellness, where the needs of the mind, the body, the family and the larger community are considered and become part of the treatment process. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and embraces diversity and culture as a strong foundation for self-actualization.