I come to this work with an awareness of cultural, systemic and social oppression that many of us experience throughout our lives. In this work, I seek to hold an intersectional approach that honors how systems of power affects our lives.
My therapeutic approach comes from the liberation health/psychology model. What is at the center of this model is an intersectional trauma-informed sense of cultural humility, in which each of us is an expert in our own experience and our liberation is possible through our own exploration of well being.
I am committed to building therapeutic relationships that are supportive and affirming for queer and trans folx. I specialize in working with people of color, I work with individuals, couples, and groups.
I believe in a collaborative relationship with my clients, joining you to explore your way of being in the world on a deeper level, helping you explore and create the healing you want, and supporting you as you find your way.
Education: B.A. from University of California Irvine with a major in Chicanx Latinx Studies; M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Specialization in Latinx mental health from Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena.
Notable Training and Experience: I have worked in a variety of settings with many different populations. I have experience and training in working with all ages (children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults), individuals, families, couples, people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those who are part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I have provided training and teach graduate and undergraduate classes regarding immigration trauma, working with gender exploration, historical trauma, family and interpersonal violence and many other topics related to identity. I am trained to provided clinical supervision as well.