Counseling is a passion for me. It is my practice, I support each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. I understand that therapy does not have a one size fits all approach, I am adaptive to each client’s needs and goals. It is very important for me to provide a healing environment that is safe, and judgement free. My passion is working with survivors of trauma to break cycles of transgenerational trauma to create new paths, traditions, and coping strategies for a healthy well-being. I utilize various treatment modalities which include but are not limited to psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness. My approach is of a strength-based nature using relational therapy techniques, interwoven with threads of narrative therapy. I enjoy utilizing a nontraditional approach to therapy and am hoping to de-stigmatize mental health in communities of color. As a survivor of trauma myself, I aim to help make meaning of the individuals life experiences and assist them in moving from surviving to thriving. I believe my life experiences can help provide resonance, a helpful tool in providing empathy which is important to the healing journey. I am trauma informed, using whole body therapy to build relationships with individuals who want to trust themselves and others. My approach incorporates the belief that curiosity guides your discovery of self. I will ask questions that can help clients understand how they are in the world and from that perspective they can decide what changes they want to make. It is a useful tool for me to use embodiment that connects clients to their body, mind and spirit respecting their own inner wisdom, their past and present. I utilize emotional education that demystify feelings, emotions, and behavior so the client can make adaptive choices and build strategies that connect them to their own values and help them nurture the relationships they deserve. As a therapist in the community for over 17 years, I have worked with a range of people e across the spectrum helping them achieve their goals. I look forward to meeting you, to help you recognize your greatest strength in order to reach your highest potential.
MA in Social Work - California State University Long Beach
BA in Social Work - California State University Long Beach
United Behavioral Health