Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based
I believe you are the expert on your life and through this lens, our time together will focus on working collaboratively. Therapy can be challenging and requires vulnerability and courage, however, it leads to growth as a human being in this very complicated world. I work from a holistic perspective and view my clients through the lens of intersectional identities (family/ethnic heritage, culture, race, class, spirituality/religion, age, disability, gender, and sexual orientation) and strongly believe in treating every therapeutic relationship with respect, admiration, and openness.
My background and training have explored many dimensions of the human experience and the way we relate to each other and our surroundings. I have worked with adults in the criminal justice system. Most recently, my work has centered around supporting adults with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, and relationships.
I integrate several modalities into my therapeutic relationships, including Cognitive Behavioral/Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existential and Multicultural Therapy, Somatic and Emotion-focused, as well as Strengths-based and Psychodynamic theory. I am a trauma-informed therapist and understand the importance and impact this holds within the therapeutic space. I believe therapy should work towards claiming truth in whatever form it exists.
I value the complexities of the human condition and believe in the importance of educating myself on issues outside of my own experience. I am a Spanish-speaking provider and deeply welcome and enjoy working with members of all communities and backgrounds. Change can be an uncomfortable process, and at times quite intimidating. We will strive to work toward your goals while holding space for discomfort and staying mindful within the therapeutic process.
MA - Forensic Mental Health Counseling, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
I believe very strongly in the power of speaking out our thoughts and can appreciate the benefit of having an unbiased, safe, and meaningful space to process one's experiences. Therapy has helped me and many people close to me and I truly find joy and meaning in supporting others through their healing journey. I am always humbled being in the role of a therapist.
I enjoy spending time with loved ones in my community and spending time practicing creativity through art or writing.
I try and find time for stillness and quiet at least one or two times a day. This helps me in challenging unnecessary urgency and in being able to check in with myself.
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