Biography

Dr. Aranda received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1998.  Prior to entering her Ph.D. program, Dr. Aranda graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph's University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1992. Subsequently, she was awarded a three year grant through the Minority Fellowship Program and the American Psychological Association to pursue her graduate degrees at Catholic University.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Mt. Vernon Community Mental Health Center in Virginia.  She then completed her post-doctoral residency at Northside Community Mental Health Center in Tampa, Florida, where she worked with toddlers, children and adults. 

Dr. Aranda worked ten years for the Pinellas County School District, providing comprehensive psychological services to hundreds of children and their families.  She also provided supervision to school psychology interns and psychology residents.  Dr. Aranda opened her own private practice in 2001 in Tampa, Florida, providing psychotherapy services to children and adults as well as completing psychological and psycho-educational evaluations.  She has collaborated with the Hillsborough County School District, the University of South Florida, and Vocational Rehabilitation of Florida. She is an active member of the Florida Psychology Association and she writes a mental health column for World of Westchase magazine.