“My core beliefs reinforce the idea that we are all people helping people; we are put on this earth to show each other love, compassion, and grace.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I believe my personal and professional experiences have definitely influenced my path to becoming a therapist and supporting folks seeking treatment. I am originally from New York City and currently reside in Florida. I am an LCSW in New York, Florida, and Texas. I have experience working within the criminal justice system in NYC, with children with special needs, in psychiatric care, with homeless populations, with those affected by substance use, and with those experiencing general mental health concerns.
What should someone know about working with you?
Anxiety, depression, and trauma can be exhausting, often consuming most of our day and energy. Sometimes, life can start to feel overwhelming; daily tasks feel like chores and we begin to feel like there is no way out. It can even feel difficult to seek help. I want to help you get to a point where you realize this does not have to be your life. While we cannot take away or change life circumstances, we can learn to find better ways to adapt to the changes. We can learn to know ourselves better, our triggers, and what works for us. Healing is not easy or linear; everyone’s journey is unique and happens at their own pace. I see you as the expert of your life and my role is as a mediator in your journey. I practice with the intention of healing by identifying your strengths in partnership with evidence-based methods of treatment. I am Spanish-speaking, but my Spanglish is better.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core beliefs reinforce the idea that we are all people helping people; we are put on this earth to show each other love, compassion, and grace. I want to offer a space where you feel safe enough to share your experiences free of judgment and free of not being believed. I want to provide a space for you to be heard and where your emotions are validated. While emotions may not be a true reflection of reality, they are true to us. I believe that we have what we need to heal and together we can find that strength to overcome the hardships of life and learn better ways to hold our emotions.
“I want to offer a space where you feel safe enough to share your experiences free of judgment and free of not being believed.”