Monique Jimenez, Psy.D. Chicago Campus

"It is my belief that when students achieve an  
open-minded view of the world they are more 
able to appreciate the differences and unique 
aspects of individuals."

"It is my belief that when students achieve an
open-minded view of the world they are more
able to appreciate the differences and unique
aspects of individuals."

Monique Jimenez, Psy.D.
Department Chair, Psy.D. Program

Throughout my years of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels I have developed a philosophy that focuses on engaging students to be open to new ideas and to diverse ways of thinking directed to help them better understand human behavior within a particular context. It is my belief that when students achieve an open-minded view of the world they are more able to appreciate the differences and unique aspects of individuals. I also want to foster the development and use of critical thinking skills for students to apply in their different roles within the profession. These skills are crucial for clinicians in providing culturally competent and socially responsible services to those individuals most in need. 

I have been an active member in various communities throughout my professional career in the United States and the island of Puerto Rico. I have collaborated over the years with a myriad of local charities and non-for-profit organizations by providing workshops and consultation services to the populations these organizations proudly serve. My involvement has also included writing articles for local newspapers and participating in radio and television interviews or roundtables that addressed current sociopolitical issues impacting psychological well-being and mental health.

My academic and research interests include diversity, cross-cultural and individual differences issues, children and adolescent development, Gay- Lesbian- Bisexual- Transgender- Questioning- (GLBTQ) issues, and clinical training. I publish on these topics and present at local, national and international professional forums. I have also worked for more than a decade in providing bi-lingual (Spanish-English) psychological services to individuals and professional development trainings to mental health professionals and educators.

Please email or call me (312.662.4358) if you have questions or would like more information about me.


  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited), Concentration: General Practice, Carlos Albizu University (formerly known as the Miami Institute of Psychology)
  • M.S., Psychology, Concentration: School Counseling, Miami Institute of Psychology
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Puerto Rico


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Puerto Rico)
  • License eligible in the State of Florida
  • State of Florida, Department of Education Guidance and Counseling Certificate PK -12
  • Clinical Supervisor for Student Services Professionals

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Member of the Puerto Rico Psychological Association (APPR)

Select Publications

  • Jiménez, M., Borrero N., & Nazario J.A. (2011). Adolescentes gay y lesbianas en Puerto Rico: Procesos, efectos y estrategias. [Gay and lesbian adolescents in Puerto Rico: Process, effects and strategies]. Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología, 22, 147-173.
  • Jiménez, M. (2011). Terapia de grupo para adolescentes gay, lesbianas, bisexuales, transgénero y que cuestionan su orientación sexual (GLBTQ). [Group therapy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) adolescents]. In Toro-Alfonso, J & Martinez-Taboas, A. (Eds.) Lesbianas, gays, bisexuals y transgéneros: Apuntes sobre su salud desde la Psicología. [Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders: Notes on their health from a psychological perspective]. (pp.87-116). Puerto Rico: Publicaciones Puertorriqueñas.

Select Presentations

  • Jiménez, M. Transitions: Helping students, families, and counselors to face life changes as healthy individuals. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Services Conference, Coral Gables, FL, February 2012.
  • Jiménez, M. The coming out of gay and lesbian adolescents in the Latino community: Strengthening self-identity in group therapy. Symposium conducted at the Meeting of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of  Race and Culture, Boston, MA, October 2011.
  • Santa-Rivera, L, Jiménez, M. & Gonzalez, M. Traducción y validación preliminar del “Inventory of Adolescent Attachment”. [Translation and preliminary validation of the Inventory of Adolescent Attachment]. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Asociación de Psicología de Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR, November 2009.
  • Jiménez, M. Programa de Resiliencia: Fortaleciendo a jóvenes en su desarrollo personal, social y académico. [Resiliency: Strengthening the personal, social and academic development of youth]. Symposium conducted at the meeting of The College Board, San Juan, PR, November 2008.


  • Lifetime member of Psi Chi (The National Honor Society in Psychology)