About My Clients
I work to empower clients to access their authentic selves, learn to love/accept themselves as they are, and use this radical self-love to make the changes they want to see. We can explore what it means to be you, check unrealistic expectations against what it means to be human, and discover what it means to be whole. If you've made mistakes along the path of self-discovery or are unsure how to get back on track, that's okay! The road is long to walk if you're feeling alone, let's walk together.
My Background and Approach
I am a non-binary Latine therapist, and I help clients by using humanistic/strengths-based and Eastern philosophies in tandem with their current interests. By targeting thoughts and behaviors at their source (the underlying core belief system), I help clients confront and rise above their fears to live in line with their dreams. I am passionate about using this approach with clients experiencing concerns related to addiction/recovery, social anxiety, gender/sexuality issues, adjustment to life changes, and existential crises. Additionally, work including people's special interests excites me. I love incorporating passions into therapeutic goals, and I welcome individuals with media/internet passions, special hobbies, and creative talents! Ask me how we can incorporate your interest in counseling and help you grow by doing what you love!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
All brains and experiences are different, and it is imperative in my practice as an ND mental health provider to respect neurodiversity and work with clients in a way that is empowering, accessible, and affirming. In my office, ND clients can find a safe place to come as they are (sensory needs, stims, alternate communication strategies, special interests and all!), and we can work together to design goals that respect all the gifts of their neurotype and target the challenges. I am passionate about eliminating systemic barriers to treatment for marginalized/historically oppressed groups, including the LGBTQ+ community, racial/ethnic minorities, and immigrant communities. I have worked extensively with people experiencing housing/financial instability, and I believe it is vital to consider how environmental/systemic factors impact wellness.