My Approach to Helping
There is no shame in reaching out for support when things are tough. Each individual has the capacity to heal, grow, and recover. Psychotherapy provides the resources to uncover the human potential and the abilities that you cannot access at difficult times. Life always brings a number of challenges through change, growth, movement, and interaction with others. Often you are able to cope and deal with those challenges on your own. However, at times, you may need the help of others to overcome, adapt, and succeed. A psychotherapist can help you experience your life and yourself at its fullest.
At the beginning of therapy, I will ask a lot of questions and guide you through the process. As we proceed through sessions, you may find yourself speaking unprompted often; however, most of our work will feel more like a collaborative dialogue. My goal is to help you discover new perspectives and see alternatives that you couldn’t identify before. I’m not here to give you direction on how to proceed, but to help you make choices and unlock your potential.
In my practice, I work with teenagers, individual adults, couples, and families. I’m really enjoying working with teenagers in this age of telehealth, where they can engage without being removed from their comfort zone. Individual adults come to me with a variety of concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, relationships, and health concerns to intercultural work. As a Venezuelan-American and with experience working with expats in Tokyo, I deeply appreciate the challenges of doing life in a different culture from where I was raised, and am so thankful to be able to walk alongside others dealing with such struggles. I also hold a Gottman Level 3 Certificate, and I bring this evidenced-based approach to my couples’ sessions. It’s important to look beyond the individual problems each member of a couple or family is dealing with to understand them in the context of the family system. I specialize in Family Systems Therapy and help my clients understand the integrated nature of their lives and improve their relationships.