Valentina Libra, Ph.D.

Clinical Director
Doral Center

Dr. Valentina Libra was raised in Venezuela, and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela). In 2003, she moved to the United States, and received her Specialist in School Psychology degree from Barry University. She completed her internship at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Her experience in the public schools allows her to better understand the school system and manage what’s best for your child. After working several years in private practice, Dr. Libra completed her Ph.D. in Education and Leadership at Barry University. As part of her doctoral work, Dr. Libra earned a specialty minor in Special Education.

Throughout her training and career, Dr. Libra’s work has focused on comprehensive cognitive, educational and psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults. She is certified by the State of Florida to teach students with autism spectrum disorders. Her areas of expertise include psychodiagnostic testing for learning and behavior disorders, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Libra also has expertise in the area of cognitive training and offers this service to children with various attention, memory, and learning problems.

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Eileen Vento, M.S.

Program Director
South Miami and Doral Center

Mrs. Eileen Vento has been an educator for over twenty years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Florida International University. Her career began in Miami Dade County Public Schools. After working with children in a traditional setting for over seven years, it was clear that education involved more than teaching.  Mrs. Vento then sought a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She felt that the school systems were not addressing the psychological factors and emotional roadblocks affecting learning. With new tools, she set out to work as a school counselor at Epiphany Catholic School, a large Catholic PreK-8 school in South Miami. Much was accomplished and learned while guiding parents and teachers on complex issues such as ADHD, dyslexia, processing weakness, and executive function deficits. A major challenge was finding adequate placement for students who struggled in a mainstream environment. Few schools offer families the option of a custom approach to learning, while folding in mainstream techniques, that enable mainstream success. This void prompted the beginning of, Linden Preparatory, “A Place Where Education is Custom Designed for the Individual Child.”

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