My Approach to Therapy
The relationship I build with clients is my priority. I have ten years of experience working in the County of Los Angeles with underserved communities of all backgrounds and I am continuously driven to assist others in challenging and turbulent moments. As a community mental health therapist, I focused on providing services to probation youth and their families by implementing Functional Family Therapy. I also have experience providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children and adolescents. These prevention and intervention models draw from individual strengths and help resolve emotional difficulties. Together we will build the skills that are necessary to obtain a greater sense of self-awareness and a strong foundation for healthy relationships with yourself and others.
Psychiatric Conditions I treat:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Children & Adolescents
Couple & Family Related Issues
Grief and Bereavement
Crime Victim Counseling Center-Psychotherapist
Provided therapeutic services to victims of crime and treated clients with multiple traumas such as but not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, grief and loss.
Star View Community Services- Mental Health Specialist
Provided individual therapy to children and adolescents with post traumatic stress disorder using Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapy principles and techniques.
Provided Functional Family Therapy to youth and their families by using a change-oriented treatment model.
El NIDO Family Center-Intern
Serviced individual, group therapy, and group psycho-education to culturally diverse at-risk youth in the city of Watts.
SHIELDS for Families-Intern
Facilitated a psycho-educational group to recipients of CalWORKS.
Increased number of self-represented litigants in the Los Angeles Self-Help court based program and provided linkages to appropriate resources.
University of Southern California, Master of Social Work
California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts, Child Development and Family Studies.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Half of the problem is recognizing that there is a problem; the other half is doing something about the problem. This is the time to invest in yourself and work towards building self-confidence and develop new skills to decrease mental and emotional exhaustion. In return, this can lead you to create room for hope and new meaning to life.