I love to support my clients on their personal journey of healing from depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, codependency, and other challenges. My therapy practice incorporates a range of person-centered approaches, including Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Trauma Therapy.
I completed my masters in Clinical Counseling and Art therapy in 2019, with a certificate in Addictions Counseling. Since then I have founded a counseling program where I still work full time, providing therapy to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers through a local non-profit. I work with clients who have experienced profound trauma, sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, homophobia, transphobia as well as immigration related concerns. I have also done clinical therapy work at our local crisis center, ran art therapy groups at a domestic violence shelter, and have run grief support groups for teens and adults in both English and Spanish. Prior to becoming a counselor I worked for eight years as a family advocate and case manager working with families experiencing homelessness. My work has shown me the depth and power of the human spirit, as well as it's profound ability to heal in a non- linear process of post traumatic growth.
As a therapist my style is warm, collaborative and caring. I am oriented towards the person-centered approach in building a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This means that I work to meet each client "where they are" and to serve as a catalyst to each individual who is progressing through their unique process of self-discovery and developing tools to heal from trauma, depression and anxiety. I see my clients as the expert in their lives and their healing, working to draw out your strengths and shift the narrative on how you experience your limitations.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CTB-2022-0896
Isabel has helped me through a lot of tough situations to the point that i have been able to navigate and et through everything that has been an obstacle. I can say she listens and gives ou ways to be able to cope and handle what is going on with out directly telling you what to do. Highly recommend her!
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd
Isabel has helped me to feel seen and valued. She understands my Latino background and has helped me to realize my worth outside of the cultural expectations. I can’t thank her enough for her help in finding my strengths
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Isabel, has been amazing help. She helped me see things differently and clear things in my body, mind and soul, differently and I truly appreciate it.
Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I enjoy the sessions I have had with Isobel so far. Sometimes, it may take her a few minutes to respond however and sometimes it might just be a very short answer. This has happened a couple of times in each session where I feel I need to write to her again to get a response or some advice.
Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Isabel has helped me understand more about my concerns and anxieties in such a short space of time, providing useful suggestions and explanations to help see things in a different perspective. Very grateful
Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Isabel has a very kind, personal and firm quality to her feedback and was instrumental in recovering from a traumatic experience in my life. I highly recommend her!
Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes