ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Couples Therapy, Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma, Depression, Family Conflict, Family Therapy, Grief, Immigration, Interpersonal / Domestic Violence, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, OCD, Panic, Phobias, Self-harm, Sexual Trauma, Sleep, Stress, Substance Use, Trans+, Trauma
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gottman method couples therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm reduction, Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I’m a general mental health practitioner committed to helping adults learn how to heal their emotional wounds. My work integrates varied evidence-based care models to create a healing experience for my clientele. I believe in a collaborative approach with the individuals, families, and couples entrusting me with their care. When healing my clientele, I tend to gravitate to a more person-centered, family systems, attachment, and dynamic style. I have had the honor of working with clients from every continent of our world, except Antarctica.
BA - Social Welfare, California State University Northridge
MSW - University of Southern California
I entered the clinical social work profession to learn ways to guide people through the different complex systems in this world. I opened my private practice to give access to mental health care to anyone wanting compassionate care and willing to work on healing their emotional wounds. I enjoy developing relationships with all my clientele and witnessing their growth and healing as they experience psychotherapy. I welcome anyone willing to take the time to heal.
I enjoy spending time in nature, working in my garden, gastronomy, and traveling to little towns throughout the USA and abroad. I also enjoy engaging in my nonprofit organization, South Gator Basketball Club, where I use basketball to create community and support student-athletes from underserved and underfunded communities to develop their basketball skills and mental strength.
I care for myself by setting boundaries with work, my personal life, and my nonprofit. I do not take on more than I can handle. I take time to enjoy my food and gardening mindfully.
I have read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz because it grounds me and reinforces my need to be aware of my emotions and how the world can affect my emotional stability.
I’m going to be honest and say that my nonprofit, South Gator Basketball Club, is my favorite. I started my nonprofit organization in 2017 after noticing children and youth in my community needing basketball development, physical strength, and the proper trainers to help them develop their self-worth.
I recharge by spending time in any garden or nursery.
My one-year-and-a-half furry baby is called Fifi. She is very protective, intelligent, and loves chasing squirrels. She once found her way to my in-laws' home, a mile away from my home, after my son forgot to lock the backyard gate.
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