“I work with many clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was inspired to become a counselor while working as a special education paraprofessional in an elementary school. I enjoyed working with kids in small groups and supporting them through their emotional difficulties. I found the work rewarding and continued on to get my license as a mental health worker in order to support more individuals in the community. Being a Spanish-speaking therapist, I was able to support many clients in their own language. I've taken a variety of training in my career on CBT, depression, anxiety, TF-CBT, nutrition, wellness, and more. Because of the settings I have worked in (outpatient, health centers, prisons, schools, and group practices) and my training, I look at the person as a whole.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process is an opportunity for a client to tell me what he or she wants to work on in treatment. Sometimes, treatment changes depending on what is occurring with you at the moment. It is important to know that I may suggest doing some reading assignments or practicing techniques in order for you to progress further. I work with many clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. I am aware you may have multiple symptoms and aim to help you manage the symptoms in order to function every day.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am very excited for the opportunity to support more people through telehealth. I think it is easier and more convenient for individuals who can not attend therapy during the day but can spare an hour in the evenings or on the weekends. Teletherapy gives a client quick access through the use of their own phone.
“I am aware you may have multiple symptoms and aim to help you manage the symptoms in order to function every day.”