A brief introduction to who I am and what I do
As a bilingual, multi-cultural, board-certified psychologist, I wear many hats. I provide evidence-based therapy, comprehensive psychological assessments, and trauma-informed workshops.
I have extensive experience working nationally and internationally to empower children, adolescents, young adults, and families to understand their struggles better, increase resiliency, and develop positive coping strategies. I create individualized treatment plans that are unique to my client’s needs.
My specialties include the intersections of gender (cisgender, transgender, gender non-binary, agender), culture (racial, ethnic, familial, religious) and language (not just limited to English or Spanish, but the language and vocabulary we use to speak to ourselves). I help you understand the impact of these potentially conflicting layers on our mental health and emotional well-being.
I utilize a positive approach to psychology and do not view symptoms as a mental illness. Instead, I view emotional pain, identity struggles, and relationship problems as a natural part of the human experience and as an opportunity for personal growth and healing. I work from a strengths-based approach where I believe that we all have the inner tools and wisdom to become the best version of ourselves. I work collaboratively with clients. I use my expertise in psychology alongside their expertise in their own lives and experiences.
The combination of my professional background and the privilege of guiding hundreds of clients on their journeys have resulted in tools for psychotherapy that are highly effective and achieve results. My goal is to produce long-lasting changes that not only make behavioral changes; but, more importantly, an identity shift. I will gently challenge you in letting go of the out-dated narrative of your life that is no longer serving you and to co-create one that is coherent with your values and goals.
Are you interested?
It can be scary to reach out. But as a professional, I strive to answer your questions and will provide you with referrals if other providers will be a better fit for you due to their expertise and your needs.
Please know you are not alone and there are resources for you and your family.