Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I value meaningful connections and relationships. We can cultivate these experiences with empathy, communication, and support. Opening up to someone, even a therapist, can be intimidating and takes courage, especially if it’s your first time in therapy. I welcome questions about the therapy process and will provide guidance along the way. My hope is that we can build a connection that serves as the foundation for creating long-term change.
My identities as a Latina, woman, migrant, and trauma survivor are reflected in my work. I value embracing healing aspects of one’s culture, identities, and acknowledging the intersections that make up our unique and collective experiences. Mental health can be affected by current events, systemic oppression, financial difficulties, the political climate, traumatic events, fundamentalist religious harm, colonialism/imperialism, and other issues that may be impacting your life. In my work I welcome all these topics into the space and acknowledge the importance of how these experiences, whether they be individual or intergenerational, can influence how we navigate through our communities and the world.
During our time together, I will work alongside you to create a relationship where you feel safe being vulnerable, honest, and unafraid to be yourself, while learning how to translate that outside of therapy. I believe everyone deserves support throughout mental health related challenges, just like we all need medical treatment when our physical health undergoes changes. In our sessions we may discuss how aspects of your life story, environment, and other factors could be impacting your mood and symptoms. Together, we can draw from your experiences and create a new opportunity for change and growth.