My Approach to Helping
I am a Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I love working with clients to help them to get past difficult stages in their life. I went to UCLA as an undergraduate and then continued on to get my MSW at UCLA as well in 2003. I received my LCSW (license to practice) in 2008 and opened up my own clinical practice at the time. From 2008 to 2016 I worked with a variety of clients including children, adolescents, couples, families, and individuals who were going through challenging situations or had undergone trauma. Throughout my career I have worked in the school system, in a hospital setting, and have provided Supervision to other clinicians. In terms of my approach, I believe in providing culturally relevant, and individualized support to people no matter what they are going through. I work with a variety of modalities depending on what is best for you and your needs. I worked as a fitness self defense instructor for many years and that led me down a path of recognizing the importance of healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle in supporting our best mental health. I am also a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. This means that I received specialized training in helping to consider nutrition, lifestyle, spiritual health, herbs, movement and supplementation in helping people to get healthy I am a follower of Jesus so I am especially passionate about helping others who share my faith. I believe it is my calling to help others to feel well so that they can fulfill THEIR purpose. I provide services primarily via Telehealth.