Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Strengths-based
My approach to therapy is that this is a path to recovery that involves the mind, body, and soul. Therapy is not a one-stop shop; it is hard work. I will help you master a variety of techniques. One of my goals as your therapist, is to have you feel in charge of how you respond and how you conduct your life. I help you do this by learning to become aware of your inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside of yourself. I truly believe that therapy is a collaborative process where you need to feel 100% comfortable with your therapist.
MSW - Social Work, California State University Long Beach
I became a liscensed clinical social worker thanks to an internship experience in the Masters program. I originally wanted to pursue a career in Child Welfare. For my first-year internship, I was placed at a local clinic that serves mostly Latino and the immigrant farmworker population. This was my first exposure to therapy, and I connected immediately. The magic that happens when a therapist and a client connect and form a therapeutic alliance. I was hooked.
Most of my time is spent with my family and loved ones.
I pray daily. I pray for myself and I pray for others. It helps ground me, gives me strength, and peace.
Los Cuatro Acuerdos, Don Miguel Ruiz. Each time I read it, each agreement means something different.
I support my local Catholic Church.
My family recharges me.
I used to have a dog. He passed away last year. It was my first dog ever. Fun fact, he was a street dog, and we never named him. So for the 14 years he lived with us we called him "Puppy/Perrito".
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