“My big and bubbly personality creates ease as a therapist to provide a space free of judgment for clients to express themselves and feel accepted.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From an early age, I possessed the unique ability to facilitate conversations that can be complex and intimate, such as those regarding sexual problems. My interest in human behavior and desire to help others build happy, healthy, and intimate relationships led me to become a couples and sex therapist. I come from a big Latinx family that values the importance of commitment, humility, and family cohesion. My big and bubbly personality creates ease as a therapist to provide a space free of judgment for clients to express themselves and feel accepted. I’ve worked with a diverse group of individuals as a clinical supervisor at a nonprofit clinic and in private practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
I provide a free (5-10 minutes) phone consultation with prospective clients. If we are a good match, I’ll send intake documents in preparation for our first session together. My ideal client is motivated, committed to improving their lives and relationships, and open to challenging themselves. My mission is to meet each client where they are. Through the use of psychoeducation, therapeutic tools, and homework, I support them in building insight toward positive change.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I empathize with the challenges of being first-generation and understand how both religion and culture play a role in how we discuss and engage in sex. My experiences growing up in a sex-negative environment help me better understand my clients and their needs to empower themselves and process and break through generational traumas. I consider myself a life-long learner and am dedicated to continuously building upon my expertise so that I can best support my clients.
“I empathize with the challenges of being first-generation and understand how both religion and culture play a role in how we discuss and engage in sex.”