Consuelo Flores-Takayama

Psy.D.

Consuelo Flores-Takayama

EBFR Treatment TeamDr. Flores is a clinical psychologist who speciali…
She is the Clinical Director of the Spanish-language program at East Bay Functional Restoration. In EBFR, Dr. Flores teaches psychology education classes, mind/body training that includes development of meditation and relaxation strategies, and facilitates creative expression classes with art and movement therapy. As a team psychologist, Dr. Flores provides individual psychotherapy for EBFR participants and assists patients in reaching their functional rehabilitation goals. In addition to EBFR she performs comprehensive psychological evaluations, facilitates Pain Education and Coping Skills Group in Spanish and English, and EBFR’s Aftercare program.

Dr. Flores was initially trained in Mexico at the “Matatipac” Insitute and at La Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit. In Mexico she completed internships at the Nayarit State Penitentiary psychiatric ward and at the Social Services Department, juvenile protection and family education. Training in Mexico also included alternative healing therapies, Latino cultural, spiritual, and religious healing practices, Yoga and Qi Gong, and movement and expression therapies. She holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. She completed a doctoral internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA working with patients rehabilitating from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burns. She has led rehabilitation groups including multiple sclerosis support group, pain and spirituality, and educational and health groups in the community. She has been on staff at functional restoration programs in the San Francisco bay area since 2007. She is actively involved with research in the Latino community, professional associations, and is a published author. She has served as the Northern California representative for the California Latino Psychological Association since 2006 and has provided professional trainings to psychologists on treatment with Latinos.