Hi there! I'm glad you're here. I know that life can get tough leaving us feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Counseling can certainly help, so I am glad you're considering this option.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm also bilingual, and offer services in both English and Spanish. My approach to therapy has been described by previous clients as "insightful and practical". My counseling style is client-centered - this means that you are the focus of therapy, and I consider you to be the ultimate expert on yourself. That being said, our work together will involve drawing out your strengths, building upon them, and helping you move forward in a warm and supportive environment.
I have been working with families, individuals, children and teens in a mental health capacity for 6 years now. I have worked with a diverse range of populations and with various mental health issues. More specifically, it has been my privilege to help people heal from and work through issues such as chronic depression, grief, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, multigenerational issues including sibling and parenting issues, boundary setting in relationships, and history of trauma or abuse.
If you decide to work with me, I'm hopeful that together we can find a way to help you move forward, and feel in control of your life once again.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LMFT #94036 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
LMFT #203010 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
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