Dr. Alexandra Bodden, Psy.D., M.A., M.S. ClinPharm
Dr. Alexandra Bodden is licensed as a Psychologist in the Cayman Islands and Maryland, USA. Dr. Bodden holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and additional master’s degrees in General Psychology and Clinical Psychopharmacology. For the past seven years she has worked in community mental health clinics and hospitals in Florida and Cayman, specializing in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, persons with substance use difficulties and persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Dr. Bodden works at OnCourse Cayman where she provides individual and group therapy, conducts psychological assessments for adults, adolescents and children and facilitates corporate workshops for skill and team-building purposes. She is also an adjunct lecturer in psychology at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI). She has presented workshops and papers in local and international conferences on topics such as domestic violence, homelessness, substance use and child abuse. Dr. Bodden is also actively involved in the community facilitating a monthly radio show on topics related to mental health and providing informational sessions to local organizations on topics such as mindfulness, healthy relationships and stress management.
Dr. Liezel Anguelova, Ph.D
Dr. Liezel Anguelova has been licensed as a Psychologist in South Africa for the past 21 years and is now registered with the Council for Professions Allied with Medicine (CPAM) in the Cayman Islands. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Psychology. Dr. Anguelova’s main practice was in a hospital setting where she attended to clients in mainly the mental health ward, but also the medical ward, maternity ward, pediatric ward, ICU and casualties (ER). She has worked in a variety of settings in South Africa, including community settings, children’s villages, and school settings. Dr. Anguelova started an Intern Psychologist Training and Supervision Programme and is still involved in supervision and training. She also does Forensic/Psycho-Legal work, mainly in the field of sexual abuse cases and divorce cases.
Dr. Anguelova’s therapeutic approach is based on an integrative model founded on systems theory giving priority to the bio-psycho-social model. Person-centred and goal directed outcomes play an important role in her approach to therapy. She uses a selection of therapeutic methods such as interactional pattern analysis, gestalt, logo-therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy (TF CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), trauma incident reduction (TIR) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Due to the nature of her Doctoral Thesis topic and the high crime levels in South Africa, she has worked extensively with traumatized clients.
Dr. Anguelova is a published author, and has presented workshops and papers in local and international conferences on child sexual abuse and working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Dr. Russ Buford, Ph.D
Dr. Russ Buford is licensed as a Psychologist–Doctoral Level in the Cayman Islands. He received training at The University of Houston in the USA where he is licensed as a Psychologist in Arizona and North Carolina. Dr. Buford is also a Health Service Provider – Psychologist (HSP-P) in North Carolina and is registered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists in the USA. Dr. Buford brings experience as a faculty member at Clemson University and University of Houston – Clear Lake, behavioral health consultant in primary care practices, clinical leadership in intensive outpatient programs, and athletic performance consultation.
Dr. Buford offers psychoeducational assessments for children, teens and adults who are experiencing challenges in learning, regulating attention and behavior and managing their thinking and mood. He also offers individual therapy to teens and adults as well as couples counseling. His approach is practical, solution-focused and rooted in empirically supported therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive-processing therapy (CPT). Dr. Buford’s work is addiction-informed and trauma-informed and relies on experience with EMDR to support healing of longer standing sources of distress. He also brings a rich awareness of cultural factors that support and inhibit our daily lives. When not in the office Dr. Buford can be found fumbling with his guitar or at the golf course, snorkeling or fishing.
Ms. Angela Francis
Ms. Angela Francis brings 12 years of work as an Administrator for a local law firm to the OnCourse Cayman team. She is a certified Medical Office Manager and is responsible for management of clients, such as scheduling, billing and referrals, as well as management of the medical records and office in general. She grew up in Jamaica where she attended high school and completed the Jamaica Child Evangelism Fellowship, gaining coaching experience. Ms. Francis has received ample training in business courses. She has earned Diplomas for Practical Theology and as a Professional Secretary. She received a Certificate for Prevention of Money Laundering in the Cayman Islands, and has completed training in computer programming and, through IMPT, has been certified as a Professional Receptionist.
She is a people-lover, and is most happy when with her family or Church community. Ms. Francis is a kind and calm spirit who always makes clients feel welcome in our office!