I'm an LGBTQ+ affirmative and identified, Latinx psychotherapist based out of Los Angeles, California.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
I am trained in a trauma modality known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). EMDR is a unique and alternative form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of traditional psychotherapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more so on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that manifest in your day-to-day s a result from the traumatic event.
In LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy sessions, we will work together as a team to identify the current day-to-day struggles or issues that come with identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, I will assist you in implementing LGBTQ+ affirmative tools and techniques while also providing a safe, judgement free environment to explore and discuss your mental health journey thus far.
It is important to remember that teens face complex emotional and physical challenges that are unique to this specific stage of their life and development. I have experience working with teen clients struggling with issues ranging from self-expression, emotional regulation and reframing, communication skills, gender/sexual identity struggles and many more.
EMDR is a unique and alternative form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of traditional psychotherapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more so on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that manifest in your day-to-day s a result from the traumatic event.
CBT is a form of psychotherapy that treats presenting issues by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted/negative cognitions or beliefs and change destructive patterns of behavior. CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. CBT is appropriate for people of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.
This form of psychotherapy is an in-depth form of talk therapy based on theories and principles of psychoanalysis. With the help of a therapist the patient is encouraged to speak freely about current issues, fears, desires, dreams and so on. The goal of treatment is to experience a remission of symptoms, increased self-esteem, acknowledgement of one’s abilities and an improved capacity for developing and maintaining more satisfying relationships.