Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
One of my passions in this field is the healing/ growth/ transformative experience that an individual can have through trauma work. I have continued my clinical work providing therapy services to children and adults who have experienced trauma and/or significant adverse life events. This work is deeply meaningful to me and it has led me to seek advanced training on the treatment of trauma via evidenced based practices as well as emerging and established therapeutic models. I combine my advanced trauma training and the use of solution-focused, mindfulness, and strength-based therapeutic interventions in my clinical approach.
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
My journey began while working at a community mental health clinic serving immigrant children and women. I saw a huge need for bilingual therapists, and most importantly I saw how many people benefited from mental health/therapy services. I wanted to have a deeply meaningful impact on the Latinx community, so I decided to pursue my studies in Psychology and Child Development, and later obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work.
Walking my dogs, traveling, spending time with family and drinking coffee.
Meditation and physical activity.
Harry Potter. I am a big kid at heart and enjoy reading about magical stories. I will utilize references to books and movies to connect with my client's inner child parts.
Pasadena Humane Society: Animals matter. There are so many animals looking for a home but also it is very costly to take animals to vet clinics. This agency helps with both.
Cleaning and reorganizing my space. Quiet time. Watching favorite childhood movies.
I have two lovely corgis. They are high-energy, smart, and assertive. I waited 5 years to be able to become a pet parent. The thing that I enjoy most about my dogs is how much people smile when they see them or greet them.
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