Ira-009-1Dr. Irina Fredericks is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with background and training in experimental, clinical, and developmental psychology. She completed her undergraduate education at Florida Atlantic University, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Barry University, and earned her doctorate in psychology from Florida International University (FIU). For her pre-Master’s clinical internship, Dr. Fredericks worked as Dan Marino Center, Miami Children’s Hospital, administering and interpreting the results of a full battery of neuropsychosocial tests, assessing developmental issues and social and emotional challenges, such as ADHD, autism, and dyslexia, in children and adolescents.  As a doctoral student, Dr. Fredericks was involved in a NIMH funded clinical research aimed at evaluating the efficacy of child anxiety treatment approaches and mediators of successful treatment outcome. A specific focus of Dr. Fredericks’ research was on evaluating the efficacy of psychosocial treatment approached to help children and adolescents not only to overcome anxiety and phobia issues but also reach maximal growth and potential in their academic performance, peer relationships, and family time.

Dr. Fredericks has over seven years of teaching experience and for the past 13 years has been working as a psychotherapist in her Miami-based private practice, helping individuals with a wide range of psychological issues, including severe anxiety, depression, and difficulty to establish and maintain intimate relationships. Her goal is to help people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds build knowledge and confidence necessary to develop and practice the sense of mastery and positive thinking, so that they can conquer and deal effectively with any difficult situation.

Drawing upon years of experience in Psychological Assessment and Counseling, graduate Academic Advising, undergraduate Teaching, and Research, Dr. Fredericks embodies the model of a scientist-practitioner who strongly values using empirically supported treatment techniques. As a native Russian speaker, Dr. Fredericks provides her services in both Russian and English languages.

Educational History

  • Ph.D., Florida International University, Miami, Developmental Psychology Major
  • M.S., Barry University, Miami Shores, Clinical Psychology Major
  • B.A. (Summa cum laude), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Psychology Major

Licensure and Certification

  • Clinical Licensure, State of Florida – Psychotherapist
  • Qualified Supervisor for RMHCIs

Professional Posts

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice, Aventura, FL
  • Professor; Florida International University, Barry University, Keiser University
  • Program Assistant and Academic Advisor, Counseling Psychology Master’s Program, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Clinical Assessor and Counselor, Child Anxiety and Phobia Program, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Honors and Awards

  • 2007: Best Graduate Student Paper awarded by Florida Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2002: Researcher of the Year awarded by Broward Psychology Association, Miami, FL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)

Her academic and professional credentials have been verified by Psychology Today.

To contact Dr. Fredericks or get more information about her academic, research, and/or clinical work, please CLICK HERE.


Written on January 18th, 2017

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Dr. Irina Fredericks

Licensed Mental Health Counselor