Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a bilingual (Spanish/English), Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has extensive experience working with children and adults of all ages in various settings. I have a unique background in physical therapy which influences my specialty in neurobiological and Cognitive Behavioral approaches. I teach practical skills to manage anxiety and panic in a brief number of sessions. I also understand how trauma shapes lives and living at our best requires challenging traumas we have experienced. My focus in treatment is on providing a safe place and guidance to process and overcome what is holding us back from having emotionally regulated and fulfilled lives.
BA - Psychology, San Diego State University
MSW - Social Work, San Diego State University
I discovered I am a good listener and enjoy listening to others. Participating with people as they transform their lives is fascinating, and rewarding, and gives me hope for our world.
I love spending time with my family, cooking traditional Mexican meals, and experimenting with gluten-free and vegan recipes. I am highly socially conscious so I spend time volunteering with organizations that promote social justice, especially for people with disabilities, immigrants, and organizations that support the social work field.
I have my go-to best friends to talk things out with and sit with my cat.
One is Border Angels—they go out into the desert to save the lives of immigrants by dropping off water and providing other services as well. The other is the Bilateral Safety Corridor Commission which rescues people from human trafficking.
Hiking out in nature always straightens me out, also, good nutrition, listening to my body, and Kdramas.
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