Dr. Margarida Rafael | Vityl - Men's Health Clinic
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Dr. Margarida Rafael

Research + Clinical Psychologist

Special interests: couples motivational interviewing, EFT, mindfulness-based counselling, and Attachment Theory.

Overview

Dr Margarida’s experience as a clinical and research psychologist spans across a number of settings, across the USA and Portugal. She has experience in both Organisational and Clinical psychology, spanning both private and public practice.

In a clinical setting, Dr Margarida has worked with patients from a variety of backgrounds including; at risk children and adolescents from a low socio economic status, patients with chronic pain (including spinal chord injuries), counselling for couples, and adults presenting with mental health challenges.

Dr. Margarida has also volunteered with a number of organisations including as an Emergency Assistance Provider at New Moms, a non-profit organisation that provides emergency services to homeless mothers; Common Ground Relief Organisation, working with trauma survivors post Hurricane Katrina; and Milwaukee Art Museum, an organisation that encourages nursing home residents to express themselves creatively through art projects while maintaining a sense of community and culture.

As a research psychologist, Dr. Margarida works alongside a team of medical doctors, naturopaths, clinical psychologists, and nurse practitioners to develop empirically validated content for the Vityl Men’s Sexual Dysfunction Program, as well as other Vityl treatment programs.

Education

  • Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Portugal [B. Psychology] – 2009
  • Carroll University, Wisconsin USA [Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Psychology] – 2012
  • Adler University, Illinois, USA [Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology] – 2017