Copy of WHAT I DO

Welcome!


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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