Copy of WHAT I DO
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY25802) who works with adolescents and adults. I am a femme, cisgender Latinx/Xicanx who goes by the pronouns she/her/hers.
Education and Experience
I received my Doctor of Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, which is a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Through my graduate school career, I found my passion in working with folks from marginalized communities who struggle with anger.
How I work
I incorporate interventions that are collaborative, solution-focused, and based upon your needs and what you most value in therapy. Instead of challenging and changing the contents of your thoughts, I strive to guide you to learn to have a different relationship with them that allows you to be present for life’s joys and sorrows that allows you to live a full, connected, and engaged life.
You can expect working with me to include the following:
Exploring how our social and political context we live in is impacting your mental health.
Focus on developing safe and healthy habits in a non-judgmental way.
Doing things in session to assist with developing a more helpful relationship with thoughts, rather than just talking about them or trying to change them.
Helping you to learn how to honor your anger as an ally and associate in your journey rather than teach you to control it.
A focus on and validation of your efforts to work towards a more meaningful life and the personal strengths you bring to the therapy process.
I will approach you as a person rather than a diagnostic category, but will use techniques that research has established are most effective in healing the particular form your suffering takes in your life