I believe in developing therapeutic relationships with a spirit of collaboration based on trust and safety to help guide clients towards a sense of peace. Therapy is an opportunity for clients to examine which beliefs and behaviors no longer serve them and to develop new perspectives that facilitate personal growth and connection with one’s values. I like to work with clients to develop their natural resilience and help them cultivate the tools they need to thrive even when the therapeutic process is complete.
I primarily work with teens and adults to address challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, chronic stress, acculturation, relationships, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach involves a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and body-centered therapy. I enjoy incorporating yoga and mindfulness techniques to emphasize the mind-body connection.
I have a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. I also hold a Master of Arts in International Studies from North Carolina State University, where I focused on intercultural competence and education. In addition, I am a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and have completed more than 40 hours of training in trauma-informed yoga. I am bilingual and offer sessions in English and Spanish.