Jovany Avendano

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Jovany Avendano, PsyD

Pronouns: He/Him/His

I identify as a First Generation Colombian, Gay, cis-gender, Hispanic male. I'm a Villanova Wildcats fan and enjoy watching NCAA basketball and March Madness. I was a competitive and collegiate swimmer at Villanova University where my main events were short-distance backstroke. I am currently a blue belt in Judo and competed during my undergrad. I enjoy fitness/bodybuilding and nutrition and have competed in men’s physique. I identify as spiritual and incorporate many Buddhist, Eastern philosophies, and mindfulness/meditation into my everyday life. When I not working or exercising, you can find me longboarding.

Education:

  • Villanova University, B.S., Psychology
  • Florida Institute of Technology, M.S., Psychology
  • Florida Institute of Technology, Psy.D.

Jovany's professional interests include:

  • Mood Disorders
    Trauma
    Personality Disorders
    Adjustment and Acculturative difficulties; ; Gender/Sexual identities; Psychological Assessment; Acceptance- and mindfulness-based, mind-body connection, empowerment, affirmative, positive psychology, solution-focused, person-centered, and trauma-focused/informed approaches; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); LGBTQIA+ and LatinX communities

  • Trauma

  • Personality Disorders

  • Adjustment and Acculturative difficulties

  • Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural intersectionalities
  • Gender/Sexual identities

  • Psychological Assessment

  • Acceptance- and mindfulness-based, mind-body connection, empowerment, affirmative, positive psychology, solution-focused, person-centered, humanistic/existential, and trauma-focused/informed approaches
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • LGBTQIA+ and LatinX communities