As a woman of color who grew up in a strict Hispanic household, I have an intimate understanding of how the constant looming struggles of poverty, racism, and cultural expectations can compound with personal challenges. I cannot change the world, but I can give you tools to live a more fulfilling life while navigating those obstacles.
Another tool I utilize in therapy is EMDR (eye movement desensitization and Reprocessing therapy). EMDR has been found to be one of the most effective modalities for treating symptoms of trauma and a plethora of other mental health disorders.
Alongside EMDR I also like to integrate psychoeducational material to better help you gain an understanding on trauma, boundary work, grief work, anxiety, and depression.
I utilize many counseling theories in my practice, but my foundation is a Humanistic, “Person-centered” approach. What does this mean? Providing compassion in therapy. Meaning I respect your autonomy, your experiences (and how they may differ from mine), and that you are capable of discerning your own path, solutions and directions in life. As your counselor, my job is to guide you through the bad days and assist you with discovering those answers within yourself. I look forward to helping you develop different perspectives to help you take back control of your life.