I am passionate about advocating for equitable access to mental health care, social justice, and building community. Each session, I will show up as myself which may be different from what has been traditionally portrayed as a therapist. I value humor, transparency, authenticity, and collaboration, in a counseling relationship. I believe that each individual has tools within themselves to heal, and how healing can continue with community support.
Although I work with clients from all walks of life, as a Latinx woman, I am passionate about working with first generation college students, particularly those from the BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ population. My specialties include: life transitions, culture and identity, anxiety, depression, and strengthening relationships.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Immigration Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LPC LPC-7343
She's very helpful and listens to what I am wanting to discuss. Always encourages me and gets me thinking of things that I've never really thought about
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Norma for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Norma is a good listener and has a talent for understanding the meaning behind your words. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking counsel!
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Norma for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management