Meet Our Psychology Team

Our highly skilled team specializes in professional assessments and interventions in clinical child psychology and adult psychology. We are committed to delivering personalized care that respects and nurtures the individuality of each person we serve.

Explore our team profiles to learn more about the passionate professionals who make The Diverse Minds Academy a trusted partner in your journey towards growth and empowerment.

Senior PsychologistDr Hugo Valente

Hugo has a Master’s in Clinical Psychologist and Counselling. He is a Chartered Psychologist with the Portuguese Statutory Psychologists Order (OPP), registered with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI, were he is a board member in Division of Counselling Psychology), and British Psychologist Society (BPS, GChartered). He is also Registered with the American Psychological Association and has European Accreditation in Clinical and Health + Educational Psychology with Europsy. He specialised in several types of Assessment Protocols and Therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Family Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Systemic Psychodynamic Therapy.

Along his academic path, he also achieved other postGraduate qualifications in Health and Safety, Health Psychology, among other qualifications such as Mental Health Court Expert for Assessments, Youth Care and PTSD, College Teacher, Trainer, Mediator, and Instructors and Validation Coordinator. Hugo has 25 years of experience working as a Psychologist and Psychotherapist in several clinical and therapeutic settings. He is experienced across clinical populations and presenting issues (assessment and intervention), including Adult Mental Health, Trauma, PTSD, OCD, Anxiety and Depressive disorders, Individual and Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Neurodiversity, Children and Adults with Disabilities and Special Needs, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Psychosomatic Disorders, Children and Adolescent Mental Health, Parental Practices and Behavioral Needs, and worked with and managed several mental health Assessment and Intervention teams, multidisciplinary teams, and Services.

Hugo worked for several years as Senior Psychologist and Clinical Director, presenting cases and information for courts in regard to the needs of Children in Care as for their Therapeutic Plan, Family Intervention and Assessments. Hugo provides in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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PSI Registered PsychologistJelena Vucinic

I hold a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. My training includes courses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Transactional Analysis.
I have substantial experience in psychological assessment, having worked as a psychology intern in a psychiatric clinic where I conducted assessments of personality and intelligence. Additionally, my experience as a psychological counsellor at a suicide prevention center has equipped me with vital skills in crisis intervention and support.
I provide one-to-one counselling, design and deliver training programs, and facilitate group sessions. Trained in conducting comprehensive ADHD assessments, furthering my expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders.
With a robust background in psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions, I am committed to providing thorough and compassionate evaluations for individuals with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). My goal is to use evidence-based practices to understand each individual’s unique needs and support their journey toward improved mental health and wellbeing.

PSI Registered PsychologistNatalia Laine

Natalia Laine MSc Applied Psychology, MSc Business Psychology, and Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Since starting a remote private practice in 2009, Natalia Laine has been dedicated to utilizing evidence-based methods to support clients’ mental health and well-being. With a strong foundation in CBT, psychoanalysis, and clinical hypnotherapy, Natalia works collaboratively with clients to foster personal growth and resilience, emphasizing practical, present-focused therapeutic interventions.
Natalia is committed to continuous professional development and maintaining a high standard of care, ensuring that clients receive the most effective and compassionate support possible.
Assessment Specialties:
ADHD Assessments: Trained in conducting thorough ADHD assessments utilizing evidence-based tools such as Diva 2.0, Adult ADHD-RS-IV, and WEISS Symptom Record.
As team lead psychologist, Natalia oversees a multidisciplinary team comprising psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, and therapists. This role involves delivering workplace well-being programs.

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