I am a bilingual Clinical Social Worker and a graduate of the University of Southern California. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My philosophy is that we as human beings are all subject to the effects of our emotions. The illnesses, pains and emotional challenges that we experience are often an expression of deep unspoken feelings and emotions. Once we can understand and get in touch with those emotions, expressions, feelings and even thoughts, we can begin the process of healing. I am passionate about advocating and supporting all people to live authentic, empowered lives. I have experience in working with diverse populations of all ages. Within my prior work experience, I utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, crisis intervention therapy, and solution focused therapy. I have experience in working with a range of mental health problems including mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment reactions, PTSD, pain management, end of life, grief and bereavement, ADHD, and chronic illness. With compassion, empathy and integrity at the core of my practice, I honor the unique path of everyone I work with, both children and adults, creating a safe place to enhance well-being. Outside work, I understand the importance of self-care and enjoy the outdoors, hiking, wildlife, reading and spending time with my dog and family.