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About our psychiatrist
Dr. Catline Jacques
US-born and Haitian-raised, Catline Jacques, MD is a graduate of Universite Quisqueya (Uniq) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dr Jacques spent much of her youth and her early adulthood in Haiti until she permanently moved to the US in 2005.
She completed her psychiatry residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA and a fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Shortly after, Dr. Catline Jacques found herself specializing in consult-liaison psychiatry (formally called psychosomatic medicine) at the prestigious Cambridge Health Alliance.
Dr. Jacques has worked in a few mental healthcare settings including a local group practice, Psychological Care Associates, PC, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA).
At CHA, she worked with the Haitian mental health team for three years where she provided psychotherapy and psychopharmacology services to members of the community and later joined their Primary care Behavioral Integration Service where she provided psychiatric consultation.
Dr. Jacques credits her love of cultural psychiatry to the fulfillment that comes with being able to provide much-needed mental health services to ethnically diverse populations that often do not have access to them:
Optimism. Collaboration. Diversity
“Providing psychotherapy in Haitian Creole, my mother tongue, was one of the most fulfilling experiences in my career. I’ve also worked in the Asian Mental Health team where I enjoyed providing psychopharmacological care to our ethnically diverse Asian population.”
Where is Dr. Jacques now
Currently, Dr. Jacques works full-time at Alverdia Health.
I founded Alverdia Health PLLC in March 2019 as a response to my earlier insight and the need to provide convenient behavioral whole care. I have a special interest in all aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, cultural psychiatry, lifestyle medicine, and Ecotherapy.”
About our clinical support team
Elikah is a midwife and nurse in their home country, the Philippines, with years of experience in a hospital environment. She also excels as a skilled quality assurance analyst, proficient in various administrative responsibilities. She strongly supports the idea of maintaining a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle.
She joined Alverdia Health in 2020. She is the administrative assistant and patient relations representative. She is responsible for the front and back ends of the office. She is in charge of scheduling patients, reviewing intake screening forms & registration packages, communicating with patients for their inquiries, collaborating with physicians and therapists to coordinate care, and medical billing.
In her leisure hours, Elikah finds joy in baking, engaging in crafts, and indulging in movies and TV series.
Kareen is an occupational therapist in their home country, the Philippines, with years of experience in academic and clinical settings. She is an experienced medical records processor and transcriptionist. She possesses a true passion for mental health care and is all for promoting a healthy work-life balance.
In 2021, Kareen joined Alverdia Health as a clinical assistant. She is responsible for preparing patient charts, checking patients in, scribing for Dr. Jacques, and collaborating with the patient’s primary care physician and therapist to coordinate care.
During her time off work, she enjoys going to the gym, trying out new food places, going to the beach, and spending quality moments with her dogs.
Flourish With Supportive Mental Healthcare
If you’d like to learn more to determine if our team at Alverdia Health is a good fit for you, give us a call at (617) 300-0728.
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