Dr. Maria Jose (“MJ”) Rendon is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Maryland (#06138). Dr. Rendon provides bilingual (English and Spanish) psychotherapy services to young adults (18+) and adults of all ages.
Dr. Rendon earned her B.A. in Psychology from Smith College in Massachusetts and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. She received several awards for academic achievement, service, and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Internship training was completed at Florida International University Counseling and Psychological Services and she completed her post-doctoral training in a private practice setting. Post-licensure, she has been employed in private practice settings providing psychotherapy services to individuals across the lifespan. She has had several years of training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-resolution interventions.
She has held research positions in several departments at the University of Miami (including the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, the Department of Psychology, and the Miller School of Medicine) as well as at Florida International University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her dissertation topic was the cultural adaptation of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) measure for Spanish speakers. Her published research has focused on perfectionism as well as the efficacy of CBT for PTSD and Somatization Disorders.
Currently, Dr. Rendon is a staff psychologist at The Snow Psychology Group, LLC where she provides psychotherapy from a CBT orientation and integrates mindfulness to build upon patients’ strengths and develop more effective coping skills to better manage stressors and challenges. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal conflict in family and occupational contexts, parenting, as well as culture, gender, and sexual orientation issues. She offers daytime and evening appointments.
In her free time, Dr. Rendon enjoys spending time with her family, exercising (especially Zumba), playing video, trivia, and board games, as well as searching out Asian and Latino eateries in the greater DC area.