What is your name/nicknames?
Name is Flora. I never had a nickname. Previously, because folks had a difficult time with my last name (DeFilippo), they called me “Dr D.”
What do you do at Shift?
I am a registered psychologist and I work with adults, including geriatrics. I have a lot of interest in working with people who experience being marginalized by society, e.g., LGBTQ+. In short, I see my work as helping people manage navigating their life/ this world.
What are your academic credentials?
I have a PhD in psychology from Rutgers University in NJ and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU Medical Center/ Brain Injury Treatment Program.
Do you have any pets?
I currently share my life with two Bengal cats, Catsby and Zelda. I have had many dogs, my most recent was Jake, a giant schnauzer. I have done a lot of training of dogs. The cats can’t be bothered.