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Elva Sanchez is a registered intern in marriage and family therapy under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Schacter Pregen. Elva was born in Peru and moved to Miami when she was 16 years old; she is fluent in both English and Spanish. Elva received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University and then continued to pursue her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Carlos Albizu University, graduating in 2017.

Elva has experience working with children with Autism, child behavioral intervention, and troubled teenagers. Elva has provided training and materials for parents on how to better handle children with behavioral issues. She also has knowledge and experience working with domestic abuse survivors, crisis intervention, and hate crime survivors. Elva has worked with many couples and families from varying cultural backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting therapy in either English or Spanish.

Elva enjoys going to the beach with her two children. She also loves nature, food, and spending time with her family and friends.