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In my everyday life, I find it is important to consider how the people and things we interact with are impacted by us and how they influence us. It is the essence of relationships! As a marriage and family therapist, I recognize the patterns and cycles that keep us stuck in unhelpful ways of being and in unhealthy relationships. It's common to wonder "Why is it that everytime my partner says they want to meet up with friends, I get annoyed?" "Will I ever be able to stop bringing up "old stuff"?" "How can I make my kids stop screaming at each other?" "Does anyone else have these thoughts or is it just me?"
Understanding how our thoughts, feelings, connections, experiences have shaped us is a starting point to healthy relationships. I use various approaches such as Gottman, Emotionally-focused therapy and attachment-based models to inform my style. I help couples build satisfying, meaningful, and passionate relationships and work through infidelity, managing separation, and general conflict management.
I am bilingual (Spanish/English). Hablo Español.
Making the choice to create changes in your life takes courage and commitment. I honor your bravery by partnering with you in developing a highly person-centered plan to accomplish the changes you desire.
As a practitioner with over a decade of experience providing individual, couples, and family therapy and with Master’s level clinical training in counseling and human sexuality, I bring a unique perspective to the therapeutic process. The cornerstone of this perspective is the focus on how a robust sense of self and our interconnectedness with others is the foundation for well-being. I foster the spirit of the individualized change journey by tailoring interventions to meet the needs of each person, utilizing an array of effective clinical methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am well versed in helping clients of diverse backgrounds and experiences to hone the skills, strategies, and resiliency needed to overcome the many obstacles encountered in life and to develop and nurture positive relationships with intimate partners, family members, and most importantly, with one’s self.
I commend the steps you are taking towards achieving your goals and look forward to guiding and supporting you throughout this process.
Many things have the potential to negatively impact our quality of life and our most important relationships. Work/life balance, body image, self-esteem, Social Media, societal pressures, The News, the economy. The list can go on... I that the ways we communicate about and manage these personal conflicts and struggles really determines our overall ability to make positive change and create healthier expectations for ourselves and our relationships. With a strengths-based, client centered approach, it’s my goal to empower you throughout the healing process to help you embrace your inner strength and achieve your therapeutic goals.
I use a wide variety of skill-building approaches (DBT, CBT, EFT, Narrative, and others) to help empower and motivate my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals and embrace positive change. I encourage self compassion, self awareness, boundaries, personal growth, healthy relationships, acceptance, and humility.
Also, I am certified as a level ll Gottman Method couples therapist which enables me to help couples work through both individual and couple relational issues. I also have training in brainspotting therapy, which help individuals process trauma that focuses on the brain-body connection.
I believe that therapy can help people with a wide range of challenges, traumas, and transitional periods. Most importantly, I think everyone can benefit from a safe space dedicated to them and their emotional well-being. I work with individuals, couples, and families!
I’m the oldest sister in my family and I have six siblings. I love going to the beach, reading, and engaging with clients in work that is meaningful to them. I'm excited to work with you and help empower you during your therapeutic journey
Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Understood.
It’s important to me in our therapeutic work together that YOU feel seen, validated, and supported as you take your first steps toward your emotional wellness. I strive to provide a safe, non judgmental environment for you to rest, release, and be truly understood.Therapy is your time and space to unlock the healing potential within you. Our lives are made vibrant through our relationships and connections with others. In times of stress, depression, anxiety/fear, relationships can become strained. A person’s self-esteem may suffer and daily life becomes difficult and overwhelming. Therapy can provide you with a healing relationship to empower your growth. It provides a space to learn, change, and gain new perspectives on yourself, your difficulties and your relationships.
We will collaborate to create a safe environment where powerful change can happen. My goal is to help you gain new insight to find your own solutions by asking questions, compassionately challenging perceptions and providing guidance. I am a firm believer that every person has the insight and strength needed for healing. My passion lies in walking alongside you in that journey. It’s about empowering you to create the life you want in your relationships with the significant people in your life and internally.
I use an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches (DBT, CBT, Family Systems, Attachment, Narrative, Solutions Focused to name a few). I describe my therapeutic style as warm, empathic, compassionate and direct. I will challenge you, but only as quickly and intensely as feels right for you, on that day and in that moment. You are in the drivers seat when we’re working together. I am by your side to help guide you through whatever may be blocking your untapped strengths.
I provide individual, couple and family therapy for adolescents and adults, all are welcome. You can expect to be seen, heard, understood and challenged. Areas of special interest include life transitions, for both men and women, individuals and couples working through intimacy issues, dealing with infidelities, separation, communication difficulties, blended families, depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grieving.
"Only when we're brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." - Brene Brown.
LGBTQIA+ friendly | Military friendly
I truly am honored at the opportunity to journey with clients as they process towards healing. I believe that the greatest intervention is being committed to the process and I am fully committed to journeying with my clients as they process how they see themselves and how they function in their relationships.
There are systemic influences that impact how we see ourselves and how we function in our relationships and in our worlds. There could be wounds that are impacting that negatively. Therapy is an invaluable tool to deal with those emotional weeds and work towards a new kind of harvest that is healthier and more productive.
Therapeutically I utilize several approaches including the Narrative Model, Emotionally Focused therapy, the Gottman Method, and Solution-Focused therapy.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you more in your personal journey towards healing! I am passionate about helping clients meet their therapeutic goals. The client is an expert on themselves, and I seek to journey with them in their process towards healing. I offer redirection, feedback, validation, and support. I love working with all kinds of clients. I have worked with couples of all kinds, adults, families with small children, and folks in transition. I care deeply about their healing and process towards becoming happier and healthier!
Therapy is an opportunity to continue to support people and help others to create the change that they want to see in their lives. I am a mother of 2 and a wife. I come from a large family and love celebrating with the people I care about. I love music and enjoy concerts and traveling. I have worked surrounding social justice and cultural awareness, ministry, and education
LGBTQAI+ friendly and Sex Positive.
"Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary"
Make the most out of your life today! I specialize in trauma, specifically healing from abuse, neglect, community violence, domestic violence, and sexual abuse using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a school-based therapist with experience in school anxiety and refusal, bullying, and opposition/defiant behaviors. I work with children ages 3 and up using sensory integrated interventions such as sand play and play therapy techniques. To help strengthen parent child relationships I use a combination of attachment theory and parent management training in individual and family settings. Let's work together!