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Desmarais, Nathaly Shoua, Psy.D.

Title: Director, Medical Student Counseling and Wellness Center, Office of Student AffairsAssistant Professor

Office: GL340 D

Phone: 305-348-1460

Email: ndesmara@fiu.edu

Department(s): Humanities, Health and Society

Dr. Nathaly S. Desmarais is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Health Psychology. In addition to her doctorate degree, she has attained Master's degrees in Clinical Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale Florida. She is a Board-certified Biofeedback Specialist. She became licensed in the state of Florida in 2009 and has worked in private practice, medical hospital settings, and college counseling centers. Dr. Desmarais specializes in anxiety, depression, behavioral sleep medicine, relaxation therapies using Biofeedback, and compassion fatigue/burnout.

Although she was formally trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and humanistic psychology, in her clinical work she incorporates interpersonal, acceptance and commitment, and mindfulness-based therapies. Dr. Desmarais is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Community Health. Her research interests include mindfulness and biofeedback utilization and empathy and burnout in medical professionals.