Clinical Site Supervisor, Therapist
Have you ever heard or thought, “therapy is for people who are crazy” or “people who go to therapy are weak or can’t cope”? These are common misconceptions about mental health.
Mental health problems have nothing to do with being lazy or weak and many people need help to get better. The idea of participating in therapy can be challenging in and of itself due to stigmas related to seeking mental health services.
Life challenges, whatever those may be, can often lead us to feel stuck, overwhelmed, or alone. Asking for help is the first step in regaining control of what may now feel out of our control. There is strength in recognizing that we need help and courage in taking the first steps towards healing and growth.
My role will be to assist you as you navigate life’s challenges with the end goal of getting you to a place where you feel strengthened and motivated to live the life you envision for yourself.
Most of my 13+ year career has been spent working with youth and their families through school-based therapy programs and in residential and non-for-profit outpatient treatment settings. I also have experience in working with adult populations. I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach; assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives.
I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, and trauma. I’m a Licensed Clinical and Professional Counselor. I received a B.S. in psychology from Barry University and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010 from Nova Southeastern University. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. If you have been thinking about starting therapy, I encourage you to reach out. I look forward to being part of this journey with you.
- Mood Disorders
- Behavioral/Impulse Control Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Teen/Young Adult/Adult