My Approach to Helping
I am a Latinx from Texas. I enjoy working with people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures, and I am passionate about advocating for social justice issues. I believe that when transgressions occur and cause trauma, one should have a place to find safety, allyship, and advocacy. I myself have dyslexia and HSP (Highly Sensitive Personality), which have presented challenges in my life, but I have grown from them and learned to use them as the gifts that they are. For example, being highly sensitive enables me to be an excellent empathetic listener, and my dyslexia sometimes allows me to see possibilities for growth that others might not. When working with clients I use my innate skills to understand the problems they are facing and find avenues to improve their lives and relationships.
I work with a wide range of clients, including younger children, adolescents, adults, and couples, addressing issues such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, oppression, loss and grief. My approach to therapy is using peer-reviewed and evidence-based techniques. I use interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), play therapy, meditation, mindfulness, and group therapy.