I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families with issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. I provide services in English and Spanish.
Areas of Focus:
• Children, young adults, adults
Approach & Style:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Psychodynamic Therapy
• Play Therapy
• Languages: Spanish and English
• B.S. in Public Health Science from University of California, Irvine
• Masters in Social Work from San Francisco State University
I have experience working with children, adolescents, families, foster youth, adult survivors of sexual violence and have supported in the treatment of various different challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavioral issues, and suicidal ideation.
I identify as a first generation Latina and a woman of color. My parents immigrated from El Salvador and I am the oldest of three women. These are an important part of my identity and my understanding of self, which I’ve definitely integrated into my work as a therapist and has shaped my understanding of how culture, family and trauma can interplay into the challenges that many of us face.
I received my Masters in Social Work at San Francisco State and have also integrated my learning of the various systems around us and how those impact both our mental health and our ability to process our challenges. I have worked both in the Valley of California and in the Bay Area and have worked with clients from a variety of different backgrounds and different life experiences.
I think of therapy as a space where people can come and discover even just a little bit about themselves. As a therapist, it’s really important to me to meet my clients where they’re at in their process of understanding themselves and their lives, and I work to make sure I am meeting those individualized needs.