The relationship you have with yourself is your most important one.
Dr. Doctolero is formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through a two-year post-doc at the Evidence-Based Treatment Center of Seattle. This position allowed her to participate as an individual therapist and skills teacher in a University of Washington research trial conducted by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Dr. Doctolero also served as a DBT skills class supervisor for graduate students at the BRTC Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics under Dr. Marsha Linehan.
Currently, Dr. Doctolero lectures on DBT skills to UW Harborview Medical Hospital residents and provides individual supervision for DBT trainees with Kate Comtois, Ph.D. Dr. Doctolero is part of a BIPOC DBT consultation team and has a background in mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive processing therapy, short-term and long-term psychotherapy, and relaxation training. In addition, she provided behavior therapy to children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, along with their families. Dr. Doctolero is dedicated to cultural sensitivity in the practice of psychology and is familiar with a wide range of patients in age, ethnicity, cultural traditions, and socioeconomic status. She received her doctoral degree from Argosy University of Honolulu, an APA accredited program, and completed her internship at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center on the island of Oahu. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System prior to her DBT work.
In her free time, Dr. Doctolero spends time with her partner and their son. Dr. Doctolero is also part of an extra large family which includes about 20 first cousins and their children. They are all maternal relatives and they all reside in the greater Seattle area.
Emotional intelligence in the workplace is essential to communication, positive culture, and happiness. Dr. Clara Doctolero offers companies tools and resources to create better inter-office relationships.
Learning skills to manage emotions is a life-long journey, and it's not something that's often taught at school or at work. That's why Dr. Doctolero offers speaking engagements for companies, businesses and establishments in the Seattle area. Dr. Doctolero has previously spoken at: