Dr. Eunice Aviles

Dr. Eunice Avilés has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Gender Specialist, a certified Sex Educator, and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.

Dr. Avilés has been a featured guest on many television, radio and online media outlets, discussing gender identity issues and the results from her research study about the needs of the transgender community in Puerto Rico. Her interviews and presentations include an interview with the LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about her research, work with the transgender community, and involvement with Amnesty International.

In 2015, she founded Transcending Identities, an institution committed to improving the quality of life for transgender and gender non-binary individuals through research, professional training and consulting. Her private practice with the transgender and gender non-binary community includes the evaluation and treatment of children, youth, and adults presenting with gender dysphoria. Dr. Avilés’ general practice focuses on the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions, as well as sexual orientation issues.

Dr. Avilés is currently in private practice and provides Telebehavioral Health Services (“online therapy”) to individuals in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Avilés is one of the founding organizers of the First Event Professional Training.