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About Me

I was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States 16 years ago. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish), an immigrant, and a psychotherapist with experience working with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, family problems, and relationship issues.

My therapeutic style is informed by my personal experience as a woman of color, an immigrant, a mother, and a professional. I approach treatment in a direct, dynamic, culturally sensitive, and client-centered way. I am particularly interested in diversity issues, couples, families, and intergenerational trauma. 

I have dedicated my counseling career to working with individuals, couples, and families. In my work, I pay extra attention to the influence of culture, class, race, spirituality, gender, and sexual identity as they shape our experience in the world. In my work, I draw on attachment theory, somatic experiencing, and contemporary neuroscientific research such as the polyvagal theory and other evidence-based treatments such as Brainspotting, EMDR, ACT, and DBT. Because each individual is unique and complex, I tailor each treatment to the specific individual needs.

I believe that by healing from trauma, not only your quality of life will improve but the life of others as well. As Resmaa Menakem says, "when we heal our own trauma, individually and collectively, we don’t just heal our bodies. By refusing to pass on the trauma we inherited, we help heal the world".

Therapy will deepen your understanding of yourself and increase self-acceptance and self-compassion, which could lead you to feel more joyful and living a more fulfilling life. 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem​

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • The Inmigrant Experience 

  • Stress Management

  • BIPOC: Microagressions in the workplace

  • Race-Based Trauma

  • Impact of Oppression and Marginalization

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Gender Identity Support

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 

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