Hello and Welcome! As a licensed clinical psychologist, I believe every person has within themselves the capacity for personal growth that can lead to positive changes and a healthier, more productive, satisfying life. My goal is to empower and support you through the therapeutic process by working collaboratively with you to determine the best therapeutic approach to help meet your needs. I provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental environment where you can express yourself openly, engage in self-discovery, challenge difficult thoughts and emotions, and identify ways to cope with stressors effectively.
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My specialties include behavioral problems, ADHD, parenting challenges, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identify/cultural issues, life transitions and stress management. My therapeutic approach is largely strength-based, client-centered and solution-focused. I value and integrate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Positive Parenting Programs (Triple P) and mindfulness techniques. My style is directive, sensitive and honest.
I earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community psychology from Alliant International University, Los Angeles (CSPP). My professional experience includes work in community mental health settings, schools, and correctional facilities. I provide services fluently in English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting you!