A Bit About Me
I am Hispanic and Bilingual Spanish/English Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. As a therapist my desire and passion is to help Individuals and families heal, reconnect, and restore their relationships to change this generation one family at a time. I strongly believe that when the family is able to provide comfort, care, and is emotionally available in times of need to his own members, each person is closer to live healthy and successful relationships in life.
To help the families I work with I used evidence base models that are most effective for what you share with me. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and I am California State Certified Domestic Violence Counselor.
I have also been certified to use AIM-HI intervention an evidence based intervention to decrease challenging behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder from the ages of 5 years old to 13 years old.
I received my Masters degree at Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, and I have experience working with children, youth, couples, individual, & families. I have also served my church community for more than 13 years as a facilitator for workshops for parenting classes, and counselor for youth, premarital and marital counseling.
If you are looking for help because you are struggling in a relationship, feel depressed, or in need to talk to someone, It will be a privilege for me to walk with you in this journey.
May 2016 - May 2020
May 2015 - May 2016
Community Research Foundation. As a mental health Bilingual Clinician at Douglas Young Youth and Family Services I worked helping children, adolescents, parents and families that struggle with Depression, Anxiety, self esteem, abused, Suicidal, self harm behaviors, behavioral issues, family conflict, parenting and trauma. Helping children and youth in and out of the office including; providing therapy at home and at school campuses providing coordination of care.
Through Community Research Foundation I completed my one year practicum at Del Sur Crisis Center. An intensive care for inpatient mental health services for Adults with sever mental health. I was trained to work with Individuals struggling with issues related with: recent suicidal attempts, complex trauma, substance abuse, psychosis, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. As well as group therapy sessions.
Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, UABC in Mexicali, BC. Mexico.
Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Gottman Method level 1
Solution Focus Brief Therapy
Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
California State Certified Domestic Violence Counselor
$120 / 50 mins
Free 30 minute phone consultation
Sliding scale available.