About My Clients
As a woman of color, I enjoy supporting other teen and adult Black, Brown, Indigenous, Women of Color who are wanting to reset and begin their healing journey. Navigating the intersectionality of being a WOC can take a toll on us, and it’s important that we find a space to just be. Taking the leap to start counseling can be a scary step, but it’s one of the most beneficial ways a person can invest in themselves. I look forward to meeting you and starting this counseling journey with you!
My Background and Approach
I am a cisgendered, 2nd generation, Latina woman who provides counseling services east of the greater Seattle area. I hold a MA degree in Counseling Psychology and have been practicing for 11 years. I am also credentialed as a Child Mental Health Specialist and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist for the Latino/Latine community. Individuals whom I have supported span all ages (children, youth, and adults), socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds. I use a holistic approach to help my clients gain understanding of themselves and others. Areas of specialties and interests are: Anxiety, Depression, Racial Identity, Racial Trauma, Trauma and PTSD, and Women's Issues. I utilize CBT, TF-CBT, strength based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, and faith/spiritual based approaches in my practice.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that therapy is a space where individuals can heal and grow, leveraging their own strengths towards accomplishing their goals. I take steps to ensure that the therapeutic space is one where individuals are seen, heard, validated, and have a voice in their counseling goals. I value advocating for those who need support and giving voice to the voiceless. I attempt to bridge counseling techniques and broader social justice issues, as I intentionally work to recognize and acknowledge the impacts of diversity, privilege, discrimination, and culture on an individual’s experience. I support movements such as Racial Reconciliation and Black Lives Matter, which I participate in by facilitating conversations about racial injustices and imagining what racial reconciliation looks like in a variety of settings (i.e. professional, religious, and faith-based settings). I also engage in advocacy work that addresses social & health disparities impacting BIPOCs.