Addys Bertina Karunaratne, Ph.D.

Asst. Director, Counseling Center

(305) 284-5511
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Addys Karunaratne

Dr. Karunaratne earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has over 25 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.  She is a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Florida, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Dr. Karunaratne has provided individual and group therapy in a variety of settings including a school for adolescents with emotional problems, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a residential treatment center, an intensive outpatient program, and a community mental health clinic. Her areas of clinical interest include executive dysfunction, high functioning autism, mood disorders and anxiety. She is also interested in telemedicine and its growing presence in the field of mental health. Born in Cuba, Dr. Karunaratne is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has worked extensively with the underserved Hispanic population in Miami. She is passionate about working with Hispanic students within a framework of cultural sensitivity. Dr. Karunaratne’s goal at the University of Miami is to support students in maximizing their strengths and helping them to overcome obstacles to academic and personal growth. Dr. Karunaratne provides counseling services at both the Gables and Miller campuses.