My Approach to Helping
Therapy is an opportunity to further understand yourself on a deeper level and make the changes that are important to your life. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in community mental health, social services, and case management in the medical sector.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Spanish and Psychology. I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles, with a concentration on Older Adults. My experience ranges from children ages 5 and up through geriatrics and end-of-life issues.
Although I use a variety of treatment modalities depending on individual needs, my primary focus is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based, and Solution-Focused Treatment. I treat general mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. I’ve worked with adolescents, life transitions, and parent-child relationship problems.
It is my goal as your clinician to help you process, develop mindfulness, insight, and self-growth that will allow you to develop coping strategies and apply them to everyday life experiences.