Dr. Lyndon Aguiar comes to Williamsville Wellness with over 20 years’ experience in the fields of counseling and psychotherapy, clinical assessment, teaching/training, research, public health administration and management, leadership, and policy development. He is a licensed clinical psychologist. He held a professional faculty position at University Counseling Services at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) prior to his appointment at Williamsville Wellness. At VCU, he served as outreach coordinator and he led and participated in several university-wide organizations and committees, including the Faculty Senate, Provost’s Task Force, Division of Student Affairs committees, and others.
During his eight years at VCU, Dr. Aguiar provided individual, group, and couples therapy. He supervised the clinical work of pre-doctoral interns and advanced graduate students in counseling. He also taught seminars and workshops on depression management, anxiety management, culture shock and adjustment, multicultural counseling, gender issues, ADHD treatment, and clinical assessment. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at New York University (an APA-accredited program), where he also taught courses in counseling skills, research, and practice. Dr. Aguiar completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center.
He also holds a master’s degree in psychology from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. He has presented at national conferences on the topic of mental health outreach and he has presented his research at APA national conventions. Dr. Aguiar has also published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and other media. He uses an integrative approach to therapy (schema therapy) that is client centered and interpersonal in nature. Dr. Aguiar’s clinical interests and skills are in the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, addiction, personality, and multicultural counseling.