“I provide a safe and professional environment where my clients are able to feel open and respected.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Being a counselor has been my desire since my teen years; I always found myself being a good listener and the person my friends would come to for advice or encouragement. Open listening, compassion, and understanding human dynamics always came naturally to me. I have worked in both private practice and nonprofit settings. In my personal life, I was a foster mother for a few years and adopted a beautiful daughter. I believe this has given me a wider perspective that allows me to work effectively with adoptees and adoptive parents.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe in change! I have a passion for helping others and feel committed to making a difference in the world. I provide a safe and professional environment where my clients are able to feel open and respected. The therapy process becomes a natural event in which I assist my clients in getting to know themselves better from a nonjudgmental perspective.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I feel that my personal experiences of being an adoptive mother, volunteering for eight years as the vice president of a foundation that helps orphans and the elderly, and moving to the United States at 15 from Colombia have provided me with a wide perspective of what individuals and families in our community are dealing with. My values include compassion, honesty, kindness to others, and faith in goodness and I find that my values are an integral part of how I practice my profession.
“The therapy process becomes a natural event in which I assist my clients in getting to know themselves better from a nonjudgmental perspective.”