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.