“My particular interest is working with women, members of the BIPOC community, and the intersectionality of those identities.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My first social work internship was in a community mental health program. I enjoyed it enormously but my road to clinical work was circuitous. For many years, I worked as an administrator in nonprofit agencies and several years ago, I realized that I wanted to work in a clinical setting and began working at community mental health programs, providing psychotherapy to underserved and underrepresented populations. As a Latina, I am aware of the lack of representation in the field for individuals of color. It has always been my desire to provide therapy to any individual who believes that seeking psychotherapy is for them. I have completed training in EMDR I and II, psychodynamic therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
My particular interest is working with women, members of the BIPOC community, and the intersectionality of those identities. I have an eclectic style and utilize a warm and empathetic approach. I am also familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. However, I believe that the relationship one has with their therapist is the most crucial factor to effect change, regardless of the modality used.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I recently completed EMDR training part I and II and am interested in incorporating and utilizing EMDR therapy in my sessions. I plan to become certified in EMDR therapy. I attend training through NASW, NYSSCSW, and local psychotherapy institutes.
“I have an eclectic style and utilize a warm and empathetic approach.”