Suhadee Henriquez, LCSW, ACT is a bilingual multi-state Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist and Airline Flight Attendant with over 23 years of global flying experience encountering and interacting with a large diversity of cultures and populations. Ms. Henriquez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the City University of New York (CUNY) – Queens College and her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare (MSW) from California State University – Los Angeles (CSULA). She currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice (Multicultural CBT-DBT, llc. / The Flying Psychotherapist) in New York City as well as maintaining her flight attendant qualifications for a New York based airline.
Ms. Henriquez specializes in helping individuals with fear of flying, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In addition, she has extensive expertise in helping those struggling with relationship difficulties, perfectionism, procrastination, chronic pain, disordered eating, substance abuse, hospice end of life of humans and pets, and suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. She has vast experience in working with individuals from a multicultural background as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Ms. Henriquez was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a treatment that combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. Proudly, she was one of the founding clinicians of the first Spanish-Speaking DBT Program in the United States at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and is currently the Coordinator of International Spanish DBT Programs across the world. Ms. Henriquez has been directly trained by Dr. Edna Foa, the architect and creator of Prolonged Exposure (PE), an evidenced based treatment model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as Melanie Harned, Ph.D, creator of DBT for PTSD. In addition, Ms. Henriquez is experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Connections and life skills (addressing problems associated with life stages, e.g. career, college, etc.).
Currently Ms. Henriquez is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has provided lecturers in numerous countries in her fields of expertise. She lives in New York City and works fluently in both English and in Spanish.