Educational Background and Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development & Latin American Studies from University of California San Diego (2007)
  • Master of Social Work from University of Washington Tacoma (2013)

Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:

I utilize a client-centered approach to therapy using cognitive behavioral, trauma-sensitive, family-systems, and strengths-based approaches. Due to my background in Human Development and Social Work, I approach my therapeutic relationship with each client by considering all elements of their life in the therapeutic process: personal belief sets, family dynamics and history, physical health, spiritual health, work, and primary relationships. Additionally, I incorporate mindfulness techniques and stress reducing practices to support my clients in finding a place of ease and peace within themselves.

What qualifications and trainings do you have?

  • Bilingual- Spanish & English
  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness Practices

Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?

I am particularly interested in supporting clients who experience post traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, in session I can offer yoga-based breathing exercises, body-based meditation practices, and simple, yoga-based movements to support clients’ holistic integration of body and mind.

What specific populations do you work with?

I work with families, adults, teens and children. I have particular experience with Latino families and individuals, and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, pan-sexual, gender-variant, and transgendered individuals.

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish