Rodrigo Barahona Psya. D., is a psychotherapist and certified psychoanalyst (2009, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis), licensed mental health counselor and licensed alcohol and substance abuse counselor and supervisor, in full-time private practice. He is the former director of the Latino Partial Hospital at the Arbour Hospital in Boston, specialized in intensive short-term group psychotherapy for patients suffering from acute psychiatric disturbances. Dr. Barahona is an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in San Jose, Costa Rica, and a co-instructor in the Clinical Fellowship Program at the PINE Psychoanalytic Center. He has published and lectured on psychoanalysis locally as well as abroad.

Originally an elementary school teacher in Cost Rica, Dr. Barahona began his training in Psychology at the Autonomous University of Central America, in San Jose, Costa Rica. He moved to Boston, MA to specialize in Psychoanalysis at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytical Institute of New England. Over the years, Dr. Barahona has worked in a variety of mental health settings. He was a clinician at The Latino Health Institute, a supervisor at the Boston Public Health Commission’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment/Mental Health Out-patient Services; he has also worked as a child therapist with the Boston Public School system, a group therapist at the Arbour’s Partial Psychiatric Hospital, and an outpatient therapist at Arbour Counseling. In 2005 he created and directed the Latino Partial Hospital at the Arbour Hospital, the first such hospital for Latinos in the state of Massachusetts.

In his private practice, Dr. Barahona specializes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, with patients working on a wide variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, substance abuse and loss.

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