I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist certified to provide mental health services in the state of California. I have been providing mental health services for the past 5 years working with non-profit community mental health clinics, probation offices & court systems, middle school, high schools and now as a private practice clinician. Within these settings, I have had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, parents, teenagers, children and families at many different phases of life and personal development.
When in session, I utilize trauma-informed and cultural-humility practices to ensure a sense of true respect, sensitivity and compassion for my clients' needs. Because of this, all sessions and services are tailored specifically to address the concerns of each client in their specific life settings.
The modalities of therapy that I employ most regularly with my clients include: Psychodynamic, CBT, Existential, Narrative, and Solution Focused. My list of service experience includes: Couple's Counseling/Intimacy issues, Personal Self-Esteem and Decision-Making, LGBTQIA+2 issues, Faith-Based Issues, Anxiety/Depression/Stress, and much more.
My hope is that my experience and expertise can be utilized to provide you a safe and secure space where you feel comfortable enough to process your concerns without fear of judgement or rejection. I want to congratulate you on taking this step in your journey to explore the best options for you. I also want to encourage you to continue this process and I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
CA LMFT 139872
Roberto has helped me make major strides in my personal life
Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Roberto for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Roberto is a great listener and knows how to target key issues and teach you how to address it. He has a modern take on modern issues that are relatable to our generation. I can really appreciate that.
Written on Dec 28, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Intelligent and willingly open. Not easy to match a good personality in therapy but I believe this is a great match so far.
Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Roberto really listens to you and sounds like he’s been doing this for many many years . I love it !
Written on Dec 17, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Roberto is a great therapist, he’s a good listener and always has my back whenever I need it. I’m very grateful to have him as a therapist.
Written on Dec 10, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Roberto embodies a great mix of knowledgeable, compassionate, curious, and supportive. I'm finding those to be fantastic qualities in a therapist. What I appreciate most is his ability to notice what I can't see and show it to me. Just the chance to see things this way has made a huge difference in the way I feel about my life. It's all a huge mix of emotions and I'm so glad I found Roberto to help me navigate it all. I am grateful to be working with him.
Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem