I graduated with a B.A degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and completed my M.S degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary's College. I am a current member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
I have been working in the counseling field since 2010 and have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2015. During that time, I have been able to work with foster youth to youth needing guidance in elementary and high schools. I have experience working in a variety of areas such as trauma, oppositional behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I am certified in using evidence based practices (such as PEI MAP, PEI trauma, and PEI Seeking Safety) that help guide the interventions that I use with my clients. I also currently work with adults and can understand the overwhelming feelings that prevent them from reaching their full potential.
My approach is multidimensional and I feel that it is important to involve those surrounding the client if the need arises.
The following are some of my areas of expertise: Helping people overcome depression and low self-esteem, helping others learn to deal with anxiety and stress, and finding better ways to manage anger, resentment, and conflict. In addition, I work with others to effectively handle relationship and extended family issues and help guide my clients towards creating a life filled with more purpose and meaning. This is just a short list so if you have any questions as to whether or not I can help you or whether I can assist you with a referral to a specialist in that area please reach out to me. Please inquire about accepted insurances.
Through life experiences and personal growth, I discovered my passion towards helping others. Eager to employ my skills in the service of others, I decided to pursue a career in therapy. Since 2006, I have remained committed to developing, learning, and supporting the members of my community in a diversity of ways.
I graduated from East Los Angeles Community College with an A.A. degree; California State University, Los Angeles in 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology; and Cal State LA in 2019 with an M.S. in Counseling. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to encounter and work alongside a multitude of students, professors, families, and youth of differing age groups and cultural backgrounds.
In 2016, I began working with clients by facilitating conjoint family therapy at CSULA’s clinic while operating from a family systems theoretical framework. Since then, I have experience conducting individual and family therapy with K-12 age youth and adults for issues with anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, communication, boundary setting, and oppositional behaviors. My training includes specialization in topics such as child maltreatment, crisis counseling, risk assessment, safety planning, and certification in the evidence-based practice MAP.
I believe very strongly in everyone’s potential and capacity to lead healthy and happy lives of their choosing. My goal is to assist clients in exploration, reflection, and effective decision-making regarding their strengths and challenges. Interpersonal conflicts, attachment styles, depression, anxiety can make life feel overwhelming. I hope to encourage client’s empowerment by providing psychoeducation and interventions that will assist them in navigating everyday life and their relationships with others. When appropriate and beneficial to the client, I advocate for family therapy to better support all members concurrently.
I look forward to meeting with new individuals and families. If interested in receiving services, I am happy to collaborate and discuss the potential for working together.
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
Parents and Temper Management
Adults and Children
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