Our TeamMeet the professionals responsible for your care.
Dr. Guerda Nicolas
Behavioral Health Program Director
Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Professor in the Educational and Psychological Studies department at University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development; Secretary General of the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Association; and Co-Founder of Ayiti Community Trust. She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University. She completed her predoctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center and her postdoctoral training the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University, Department of Child Psychiatry.
As a multicultural (Haitian American) and multilingual psychologist (Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole), her research is reflective of her background and interests. Her current research focus on the integration of race and culture and well-being for ethnically diverse and immigrant communities. Some of the projects that she is currently working on includes: promoting academic excellence among ethnically diverse youth, identify development of Black youths, and empowering ethnically diverse parents to be effective parents. In addition, she conducts research on social support networks of Caribbean populations with a specific focus on Haitians.
She has published several articles and book chapters and delivered numerous invited presentations at the national and international conferences in the areas of women issues, depression and intervention among Haitians, social support networks of ethnic minorities, and spirituality. She is the recipient of the 2018 Humanitarian Award of the American Psychological Association. She is also the Co-Editor of the Book Series, Pan-African Psychologies with Palgrave Publisher.
Behavioral Health Counselor
Dr. Christine Sainvil earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia. She holds dual master’s degrees (Ed.M. and M.A.) in Psychological Counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Cornell University. Dr. Sainvil’s career thus far has reflected her commitment to working with diverse populations providing competent and culturally appropriate psychological counseling. Her areas of clinical interests have largely focused on mood disorders, anxiety related disorders, men’s issues, accultrative stress and trauma. Dr. Sainvil currently provides individual and group therapy. Dr. Sainvil utilizes an integrative therapy approach that often incorporates insight-oriented, relational, and skills based interventions to empower clients to create the lives they envision.
Octania Therazin, MHA
Practice Administrator / CPT
Ms. Octania Therazin received a B.S. in Business Management from Florida State University and a Master’s in Health Administration from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a certified Phlebotomist and is currently completing her Bachelors in Nursing at West Coast University. Ms. Therazin currently serves as the Practice Administrator at Coupet Quality Clinic (CQC) where she supports patients to realize the best healthcare outcomes possible. She effectively manages the CQC patient experience. As a true patient advocate, Ms. Therazin creates possibilities for patients to realize the highest quality of healthcare services while maintaining affordable cost for patients.
Camille Dieudonné Pierre was born and raised in Haiti. After graduating from high school in Haiti, he completed his certificate in Computer Repairing and Network. At Coupet Quality Clinic he is a strong advocate for our patients and always keeps their best interests in mind, gives them a personalized and professional patient experience, to ensure optimal health and a smile on their faces. His goals are to create a simple and efficient way for our patients to enhance the communication with their provider through technology.
Betty is a Medical Assistant who was trained as a medical doctor back in Haiti and has come to the United States to pursue her dreams. In her role as a Medical Assistant she supports the team in providing quality primary and preventative healthcare services. Betty is multilingual (Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English) and is interested in furthering her education in the filed of healthcare while serving our diverse community here in South Florida.