My Approach to Helping
I am a bilingual, bicultural self-starter who is currently accepting new individual clients and couples. I offer an open, compassionate approach and believe that a valuable lesson lies behind every uncomfortable or confusing emotion. As we collaborate, we will understand the purpose these feelings serve within you. Together, we can start to reframe all of your experiences and emotions as adaptive. Change begins with acceptance and self-compassion. We will work on understanding YOU and get to know your truth, then turn to new pathways that encourage your growth. I also offer therapy in Spanish and hold groups every week.
I was raised by an American father and Peruvian mother in Lima, Peru, an upbringing that has given me a lens that holds and respects culture, complexity, and perspective. I obtained my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. During my studies, I also found Buddhism and like to incorporate breathing and meditation when possible.
Together, we can explore trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as how they arise in the present-moment felt experience. By exploring what happens in both the mind and body, we can start to calm anxious, depressive thoughts and feelings. I aim to honor each of your needs and create a collaborative, safe space that gives you a say in how your therapy operates.