My therapeutic approach aims to provide a space for clients to get in touch with themselves, by encouraging them to explore their awareness of the circumstances, behaviors, and thoughts; within their lives, which hinder them from living in alignment with their values.
As your therapist, I will work towards creating a safe and brave space for you to explore how your experiences and beliefs have shaped you. Here we can ask ourselves the tough questions to understand how consciously and unconsciously your past and present experiences within and outside our socio-cultural upbringing work to both benefit and be a hindrance to you. Together we can process the beliefs and experiences that have made you who you are and create a plan towards beginning or continuing your journey towards self-discovery and empowerment.
My solution-focused orientation encompasses elements of multicultural, psychodynamic, existential, acceptance and Commitment, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I received my B.A. in psychology from the University of Houston, with a minor in women's Studies, and my M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from NYU Steinhardt. My background in psychology and women's studies along with my MA in counseling have in turn provided me with the skills to understand mental health from an intersectional perspective. Through my education I have been able to understand the impact the systems we live in have on our well-being, and the relationship between our identities, and how we process our experiences and emotions.