My Approach to Helping
I am motivated to help clients find authentic self-expression & new paths for growth. I bring experience in social services supporting clients in harmful relationships, building relational skills & enhancing safety. Being fully seen & understood is a uniquely liberating experience. My emphatic approach, warmth and attuned listening help create a safe space where you can relax. As you become freer, you become more self-compassionate, ultimately approaching your concerns more creatively. I am committed to providing services that are trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive, & inclusive of diverse identities, expressions & practices.
I work with adults, teens, & couples presenting with trauma, depression-anxiety, family-relationship conflicts, identity-gender issues, & LGBTQ issues. As a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist, I also enjoy working with women & people of color around issues including race-discrimination, family separation, other immigration difficulties, & acculturation.
I am a native Spanish speaker thrilled to be connecting with fellow Latinos, communities of color, and multi-racial folks. Spanglish is welcomed. I am collaborative, empowering, and curious and this inevitably leads to a deeper understanding of yourself and a clearer sense for the truer path forward.