“My approach is both pragmatic and psychodynamic and includes psychoeducation, experiential exercises, narrative work, and mindfulness practice.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been in the social work field since I graduated from high school. Initially, I was a social worker and then became a mental health counselor. I worked with children, adults, the elderly, and their families. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to pursue my master’s in mental health.
What should someone know about working with you?
In the first one or two sessions, I like to get a sense of the client’s history, background, and other areas relevant to therapy. Like so many human interactions, vibes between a client and a therapist must resonate in order for the client to feel comfortable enough that treatment can be effective. I aim to create an environment where clients feel safe discussing issues without feeling judged. Therapy can be challenging but, like exercising, it has many benefits. Ultimately, my goal is to help others reach their goals and live the lives that they truly desire. My approach is both pragmatic and psychodynamic and includes psychoeducation, experiential exercises, narrative work, and mindfulness practice.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that our core values shape who we are. My experience as a Hispanic woman in current American society brings a notable element to the therapeutic session. In addition, I use the client's worldview and values to shape and guide their therapeutic process and I take a nonjudgmental approach.
“I use the client's worldview and values to shape and guide their therapeutic process and I take a nonjudgmental approach.”