received my Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University
with a specialization in Mental Health and my Bachelor's degree in
Social Work from Calvin University. I am a bilingual,
Spanish-speaking therapist, who believes in the strength and immense
value of diversity and inclusion in mental health services. I enjoy
providing therapy services in Spanish as it allows me to connect on a
deeper level with my Spanish-speaking clients.
My training and background have been in community mental health
organizations, school counseling centers, foster care services, and
residential treatment centers. Throughout my career, I have worked
with individuals from diverse backgrounds and have treated a variety
of disorders and challenges including, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, anxiety,
depression, mood and personality disorders, self-harm, and, suicidal
ideation. I have extensive experience in working with children,
teens, and adults who have undergone severe trauma in their lives.
Treatment Orientations I utilize in therapy include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), and Play Therapy. I am also trained and certified in phase 1 of the Neurosequential Model of Therapy (NMT) by Dr. Bruce Perry.
Soy bilingüe, el español es mi lengua natal. Disfruto brindar servicios de terapia en español ya que me permite conectarme en un nivel más profundo con mis clientes de habla hispana. Si busca servicios de terapia en español contacteme via correo electronico: [email protected].
Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.
Bilingual and Multicultural therapy
Children and Adolescents
Trauma and PTSD
Grief and Loss
Trauma and PTSD
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Racial Justice Allied
USING YOUR INSURANCE?
If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:
Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?
If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?
Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?
How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?
What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?