Ayse Torres, PhD, CRC, LMHC
Ayse Torres, assistant professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from FAU. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working in various counseling and leadership roles in public rehabilitation and mental health counseling settings helping with individuals with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities. She is a licensed mental health counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. She published in several top academic journals in the areas of integration of veterans with disabilities into communities, evidence-based practices in rehabilitation counselors, and employment skills of people with disabilities.
Being passionate about animals and research Ayse is delighted to be a part of C.P.A.W.W. Ayse and her husband adopted Mona, a blond short hair Chihuahua, from a Rescue Shelter, 10 years ago. Mona is a quiet, shy, very loving sweet 15 year old lady. She is also very patient with their 2-year-old toddler.