If you’ve made it this far, I want to acknowledge your brave first step towards seeking support in becoming the best version of yourself! Oftentimes people see therapy as a sign of weakness, or that they are flawed. But I am here to help you see otherwise, break that stigma and provide a corrective experience. Therapy is for anyone!
I believe the most important factor promoting growth and healing in therapy is the relationship. You are the expert of your life, and I am here to help you navigate through challenging times. Together, we will collaborate to identify your goals and the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs. We will work together to build insight and understand how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are shaping your decisions and relationships.
My therapeutic style is flexible and integrative, drawing from several approaches that will best fit your unique needs, because I do not believe that one size fits all. I often pull techniques from: cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT), relational therapy, and psychodynamic therapy to support your growth and progress. In sessions, I strive to be challenging, yet remain compassionate and provide a comfortable, empowering, culturally sensitive, and judgment free space.
As a first-generation college student, I am proud to have earned my Master's degree at New York University for Counseling in Mental Health and Wellness, and obtained my Bachelor's degree in psychology at Rowan University. As a bilingual (Spanish/English)/bicultural clinician, I am passionate about social justice, helping marginalized communities/people of color find their voice, meaning and achieve self-empowerment.
Prior to working at The Soho Center for Mental Health, I gained experience working at college and university counseling centers providing individual and group sessions to folks dealing with adjustment to life transitions, relational issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, sexual/relationship violence, and trauma.
I recognize how intimidating, scary, and sometimes discouraging, the therapy process can be. But I meet you where you’re at, go at your pace and hope that in providing a safe space, it will give you a starting point to feel seen and heard. If my approach resonates with you, I would love to connect and begin your journey to self-improvement.