Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
As a queer, biracial Latina, I value the importance of understanding our identities and what makes up our whole, authentic selves. Storytelling always helped me make sense of my own identities. As a child, I would often find comfort in my mother’s stories of her childhood in Guadalajara.. Understanding the resilience of my family has helped me reflect on the way we all experience courage.
I first became drawn to mental health as a community organizer, uplifting community leaders to change systemic barriers through storytelling. I incorporate the importance of stories through a narrative therapy approach. So much of what we believe about ourselves are shaped by our relationships. Whether we are working individually, as a family, or within your relationship, I want to know how current and former relationships have led you to become you. When working with families, I hope to foster a space for each family member and partner/s to identify the strengths you bring, and work together to create more joy in your relationship. I also recognize that not all the beliefs we have about ourselves serve us, so we will work together in identifying new beliefs that feel most aligned with your values. There is so much courage that comes from telling your story and honoring your truth, and I am excited to illuminate those truths together.
I believe in the importance of bringing our full selves into therapy. One way we might do this is through checking in on how we are feeling physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Other ways we may find healing are through recognizing core beliefs, learning new ways to communicate, using mind-body connections, and using art to tell your story. I invite you to use our time together in a way that feels most healing and beneficial to you.