Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 10+ years of clinical mental health experience. Before my clinical work, I worked with underserved communities, providing advocacy and skills to promote wellbeing for 10+ years. I served adults with severe to mild persistent mental illness. I have undergone training enabling me to serve a variety of clients. I work with a range of clients.
Additionally, I utilize my training and experience to work with immigrants seeking residency in the United States. I work closely with immigration lawyers to complete psychological assessments to support a path to citizenship or obtain visas to reside in the United States. In addition to my clinical training, I am also a Gender Affirming Advocate with the LGBTQ+ community, emphasizing writing supporting letters to transgender and non-binary individuals. I have continuously attended training to ensure that I am well equipped to provide quality care to all my clients. My personal and professional experience helps me serve clients with compassion, integrity, and the skills necessary to promote a foundation for an authentic and fulfilling life. I look forward to joining you in your path of healing, insight, and self-discovery.
BA - Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
MSW - Social Work, California State University Los Angeles
To improve quality of access to care.
Running and reading.
I exercise 3 to 4x per week.
Burro Genius - Victor Villasenor, because it is about will and perseverance, which are some of my values.
Sleep and watching TV.
I've got a dog, a Morkie. He likes to cuddle when I am resting.
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