About My Clients
You are holding it together on the outside. Inside your world is messy and chaos reigns. You feel anxious, overwhelmed, or down most of the time. You can’t help that your thoughts and feelings trend towards the negative side, even though you want to think positively. You know that if you could just try a little harder to be positive you could be better, but it seems impossible. Together, we can start to slow down your world and find the deeper emotions and meanings behind your struggles.
My Background and Approach
The coping skills and techniques I will use are some that I have found work best with almost all of my clients. These are skills that I will teach you during session so that you can use them outside of session, whenever you need to draw on them. I always like to say that you are the driver of therapy, I am in the passenger seat, helping to guide you. Let's work together to help determine how to best help you get the outcomes you desire. Therapy with me is an open, safe space for every individual that walks through my door. Therapy is a personal, individualized experience; no two sessions or clients are the same. I take a unique approach to your specific challenges, and we will work together to unravel your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. We will seek to understand the roots of the struggles in your life and develop a variety of tools you can use going forward. I offer therapy in both English and Spanish.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am the eldest child of Mexican immigrants. This has given me unique experiences and a lot of responsibility from a young age. I had to navigate the American education system for myself and my siblings on my own. I had to help my parents pay their bills, write letters, and translate important documents. I lived in fear as a child knowing the very real possibility that people I loved may get deported at any point without notice. I have firsthand experience of the stress and impact living in fear can have on a child. I believe as a POC it is vital to have a therapist who not only understands your culture but belongs to your culture and looks like you. Then, you truly have someone who can not only empathize but understands your life, struggles, and fears because of mutual experiences.