I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been dedicated to providing therapy for the past 8 years, with a total of 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and social services. In my time, I have been able to combine my passion for mental health and reproductive health justice to include post partum doula as a dual role to my title. I have worked with individuals address trauma, family dynamic difficulties, and regaining empowerment to reach their optimum goals. In my dual role as mental health clinician and post partum doula I help new parents and mujeres navigate an ocean of emotions while living through transitions and changes in their lives by holding space for words, breath, and sips of tea as they regain empowerment to reconnect to their innate power.
Folks I have worked with have addressed and managed with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, immigration and family separation, grief, Perinatal (pre or post natal) mood disorders, and domestic violence. I believe there is strength in intersectionality which has empowered my approach integrating holistic tools (yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and herbs) with my training and experience with somatic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused, and motiviational interviewing.
I am warm, compassionate, empathetic, and welcome humor as sweet medicine when the time is right. I believe that tears are medicine releasing from our inner most emotions to wash away the strains we have carried. It would be my honor to support this journey of healing and reclamation of your emotional wellness you have chosen for yourself.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Somatization, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 88560