As a bilingual therapist (English and Spanish), my style of therapy is cognitive-behavioral and family systems within a sociocultural framework. I incorporate techniques from other treatment modalities, including interpersonal process and acceptance-based interventions. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance that is safe and collaborative to empower clients.
I approach supervision from a strengths-based and collaborative approach. I work towards developing an open learning environment with a balance of support and challenges that are developmentally appropriate. I strive to check-in with trainees in an ongoing way to ensure their well-being is considered and addressed if needed. I emphasize the importance of our supervisory relationship and include in-depth discussions of growth in multicultural competence as it relates to supervision and therapy.
My professional interests include multiculturalism and diversity, relationship and family of origin issues, women’s issues, first-generation college students and issues specific to graduate students.
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Currently, I collaborate with the multicultural center to serve Latinx students. In the Spring 2022 semester, I will be facilitating Healing, Encouraging and Rising Together (HEART) - for LatinX.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis on social work from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. I earned my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine. I also earned a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, San Diego; California School of Professional Psychology and completed my predoctoral internship at Southern Illinois University.
In my spare time, I enjoy drinking coffee, practicing yoga, hiking, watching movies, exploring the city and baking.