I am a Wyoming Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I also have a Colorado License for Clinical Social Worker. I have a degree in Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wyoming. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of people with diverse background. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups in community-based outpatient as well as residential treatment settings. I also have a 3 year experience in the correctional setting providing mental health services to both male and female population. I provide individual, family and group therapy. I have a variety of experience working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, family conflict, relationship issues, loss and grief, stress and conflicts, motivation, low self esteem problem and other personal life issues
As a clinician, I embrace a strengths-based perspective, and I incorporate different theories in order to better understand and meet the needs of those I serve. These theories include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, reality-based, mindfulness-based and family systems theories. Techniques that I utilize may include dialogue, psycho education, relaxation, reframing of negative thoughts, positive decision-making and mindfulness. I can also provide homework and worksheets as necessary and as preferred by the person I am also EMDR trained which I find very helpful in working with those who experience trauma. However, I will not be using the EMDR process in this platform. But I can incorporate any therapeutic information/knowledge that maybe valuable to the person. We will work together to establish realistic and attainable goals for you to achieve. You will be formulating your own goals and has full control to modify them to better suit your needs.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW CSW. 09929163
WY LCSW LCSW-910
I absolutely love Luz- her guidance and advice is exactly what I’ve needed at this point in my life. She is wonderful.
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Luzviminda (Luz) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and career difficulties
Luz was very helpful and I hope to connect with her again to learn some more methods of self healing. She was super caring and understanding of my issues. I really like her and will be seeing her again
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Luzviminda (Luz) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Luz is the best. She has given me tools to cope with my anxiety.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Luzviminda (Luz) for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Wonderful listener, very attentive. Gives great insights.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Luzviminda (Luz) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Luz is very personable and is able to connect on a deep level to help get others where they need to be mentally.
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Luzviminda (Luz) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
She's amazing! She's helping me through some tough stuff!
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Luzviminda (Luz) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes