After fifteen years of experience as a therapist, I'm more passionate than ever about helping people find joy & balance in life.
The issues that mothers, professional women, and people of color face are especially important and personal to me. As a Latina and a working mother, I know what it's like to fill many roles and make hard decisions about your dreams & identity. That's why I love helping people cope with life transitions — career, relationships, parenting. There's so much pressure in life... You deserve a steady support to help you overcome emotional blocks and give yourself that new beginning. I aim to be that support for you.
I'm passionate about diversity and experienced with multicultural and religious families. I've sought out a great deal of special training around cultural identity and acculturation issues, and I love working with first- and second-generation immigrant families struggling with these issues.
My broad-based clinical experiences have included work with:
I obtained my first Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University and then earned a second Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community-Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University.
I am also an adjunct professor at a Christian University where I teach various courses in the undergraduate psychology program and serve as a mentor for first generation Latino Students. At my church I coordinate the Catholic children’s ministry and serve as a catechist to school age children.
My extensive training has provided many tools to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction, dual-diagnosis, anger issues, and gender role/acculturation issues. But the most important aspect of therapy is the trust we'll build as we work together to address your unique needs as a person — body, mind and spirit.
I understand that making the decision to start therapy is not easy, and may seem a bit scary at first. I do not take it lightly when you choose to put your trust in me as a therapist. I will support you, challenge you, and help you find new ways of understanding yourself.