About My Clients
You've experienced a change in your life and it has left you wondering who you really are and what's truly important. Grief, loss, caregiving, end of life care, death & dying, neurocognitive disorder or cancer diagnosis, career shifts, or traumas keep you feeling sad, lost, and anxious. You're looking for a therapist who not only can understand what you're going through, but who can also help you find a better way towards enjoying your life and embracing changes instead of fearing them.
My Background and Approach
I help my older adult, younger adult, and teen clients by teaching them to use their body as a guide and tool for healing. I also use strength-based approaches to help you to find solutions to managing logistics of medical and end of life care. I am a humanistic therapist trained in EMDR, EFT, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1. My background is working with patients in hospice grief counseling including working with teens, parents, and older adults and their families (chosen and of origin). I am knowledgeable and affirming of kink/BDSM and ENM/polyamory. I write letters to support trans individuals accessing medical care, too. I hold M.A. in Marital & Family Therapy (graduated 2021) and I've been in practice for three years. My first M.A. is in Latin American Studies (Queer and Trans histories) and I taught in bilingual education. I provide services in English and I speak Spanish.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe you are the expert of you. I'll definitely bring tools, knowledge, and an different perspective. I know what it's like to lose people you love, caregive elders in their last days, and have it all dramatically affect your life. I also know what it’s like have to navigate mental health services when you're queer and neurodivergent (ADHD). But at the end of the day I believe you'll know what's right for you, and I'll respect that. Together we'll walk shoulder-to-shoulder, and you'll learn over time to let your guard down, find solutions, learn how to talk about changing roles communicate emotions and needs empathetically, repair after breaches of trust, and utilize your own strengths for discovering new ways to reconnect. There won’t be worksheets, but there will be talks about attachment, grief, trauma, your cultural beliefs, how to have conversations about end of life wishes, creative expression, connecting to the body, and there will be laughter even in the midst of pain.