Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couples [Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT)], Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I specialize in supporting adults, older teens, and couples facing difficult life transitions, relationship issues, intergenerational/ historical traumas, grief/loss, depression and anxiety. I provide support from a multicultural lens, taking into account physical, mental, spiritual, emotional wounds. My work is deeply rooted in empowering and supporting individuals on their journey of healing. I sit alongside them as they mend emotional/behavioral wounds and uncover inner strengths, insight and increase awareness about themselves.
My framework is based on client-centered, psychodynamic, trauma-informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy within a cultural lens. I integrate the modality that the client needs. I am a bilingual/bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I am fluent in Spanish and English. My sessions are warm, empathic and authentic. I meet you where you are at.
BA - Women's Studies, Mills College
MA - Counseling in Psychology, John Kennedy University
I became a mental health professional because my life journey has given me many so many lived experiences and I have broken many family traumas. Resiliency is a beautiful challenge that brings peace and acceptance. I truly believe in humanity's ability to heal.
I love to put my hands in the dirt, so gardening is a beautiful way to care for myself and the earth. I like to work out because it's good for releasing stress and regenerating. I also like to cook and love to spend down time with my family and laugh.
Daily I go outside and give thanks for the earth we walk and air we breathe. I hug myself and those around me tightly and laugh! I also get up and walk around, to not be sedentary.
The Red Tent by Anita Damiant, because it reminds me that I am a strong life giver. The Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler, because it does a beautiful job of using fiction and horror to explore identity, sexuality, and racism.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, because of their mission to support and bring advocacy to everyone from a social justice perspective.
I recharge through practicing my indigenous spiritual practices.
I have 3 family dogs. They make me laugh daily, because they each have such distinct temperaments.
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