My Approach to Helping
Asking for help takes a tremendous amount of strength and courage. Perhaps today will be the day that you reach out, or perhaps it won't be. Whatever the case may be, you're here now, and that's amazing.
As a therapist, I aim to provide people with a safe space that is nonjudgemental, supportive, and empowering. Together, we will talk through areas in your life in which you may feel "stuck," discuss issues that are impacting you in the present, and consider ways in which events from your past may be contributing to current patterns of behaviors and emotions.
I strongly believe that therapy works best when it is collaborative and individualized. This means that we will work together in a way that is uniquely tailored to your strengths, interests, needs, and goals. We will go at a pace that feels comfortable and right for you.
More Info About My Practice
I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from American University, received a Masters in Social Work from New York University, and obtained a postgraduate certificate in Relational Psychoanalytic Approaches to Working with Children and Adolescents from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. This child/adolescent training, as well as extensive experience in pediatric psychotherapy, influences my work with adults; particularly, those who had difficult or traumatic childhoods.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a Latina psychotherapist, I am keenly aware of the intersection of language, culture, and mental health within the Hispanic/Latinx community. In particular, I am well-suited to work with people whose primary language is English, though may want to express themselves in Spanish at times.
I also specialize in working with people who experienced difficult or traumatic childhoods. This includes, but is not limited to: survivors of childhood physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse; people whose parents have a history of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc.; people who were bullied as children; people who were in foster care as children; and people who experienced other life stressors during childhood.