Dr. Giral, BCCCAA’s Managing Director, has been in private practice in Maryland since 2010. She is known for her direct therapeutic style and emphasis on goal-setting and results. A native Spanish speaker of Cuban descent, Dr. Giral offers all services in Spanish.
Dr. Giral earned her doctorate from Columbia University in 2008. Before beginning her studies in psychology, she worked as a litigator for six years in Washington, DC. Interested in the interplay between law and psychology, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at the DC Superior Court Child Guidance Clinic, where she trained in forensic assessment and psychotherapy with court-involved youth. She then worked with abused children and adolescents at Safe Shores, the DC Children’s Advocacy Center. In addition to her experience with children, she has worked with adults and older adults both in private practice and in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Her principal areas of interest are psychotherapy and spirituality, personal, academic and career coaching, trial consultation, and aging in place. She is a Member of the American Psychological Association, the DC Bar and the National Association of Trial Consultants.