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Dr. Maria Nodarse

Clinical Psychologist
Dr Maria Nodarse

Dr. Maria Nodarse, PsyD

Born in Habana, Cuba, Dr. Nodarse emigrated with her parents to the US in 1960. She grew up and lived in Miami, Florida, until 2008.

Dr. Nodarse obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University in 1975, with a major in education. She became a school teacher for Dade County Public Schools, and in 1976, was awarded a full scholarship from the University of Miami. In 1978, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Education, focusing on exceptional student’s needs.

In 1990, after teaching for 15 years, she went back to school and obtained a Master’s Degree in School Psychology, from the Miami Institute of Psychology. Once a school psychologist, she worked at an educational/psychiatric center for children and adolescents for 16 years. During that time, Dr. Nodarse went back to school and in 1996, obtained a Doctorate Degree in Psychology, from the Miami Institute of Psychology.

During her 2 year clinical internship, she was the Chief Intern at the Goodman Psychological Center, as well as handling crisis calls at the Switchboard of Miami. Although she continued to work for the Dade County School System, she became an adjunct professor for Miami Dade Community College and for the Miami Institute of Psychology.

Dr. Nodarse went into private practice in Miami in 1996. In 2008, she and her family moved to Mount Dora. She was in private practice in Mount Dora from 2008-2012. In January 2013, she joined ABHC. Dr. Nodarse specializes in children, adolescents, and teenagers. She does individual and family therapy, and a variety of assessments to determine student’s level of functioning, needs, and appropriate interventions.

  • Individual therapy for children and adolescents.
  • Intellectual Evaluations to determine IQ and possible eligibility in a gifted program.
  • Psycho-Educational Evaluations to identify or rule-out the following:
    – Learning Disorders
    – Cognitive Processing Deficits
    – Attention Deficits/Hyperactivity
    – Neuro-Educational Functioning
    – Developmental Delays
    – Behavior Disorders
    – Emotional Disorders

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