My education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology fromAquinas college and a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I am licensed as an LLPC in the State of Michigan, allowing me to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. I receive ongoing supervision from a fully licensed professional counselor. I specialize in working with adolescents, children, and women. Additionally, specializing in multicultural counseling, as a native Spanish speaker, I am able to provide bilingual counseling services to individuals. Which allows me to make that connection with my Spanish speaking clients. During my time at a domestic violence shelter, I facilitated psychoeducational bilingual groups. I also facilitated bilingual counseling support groups. I’ve also worked with children in a school setting and understand some of the complex issues that arise with children who are struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorders (ODD), and autism spectrum disorders. During my time in the school systems I also had the opportunity to present psychoeducational presentations to students on the importance of mental health.
The techniques I have been trained in and find most helpful when working with individuals and families are: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I enjoy working with diverse people groups with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
My goal is to provide you with a culturally sensitive non-judgmental environment, where you feel heard and validated. I believe in meeting people where they’re at and supporting them in developing their goals throughout treatment. My focus is to create a plan and offer you tools and resources that can help you manage your current life situation. For me, it’s an amazing feeling to witness others’ transformations and getting to be a part of their journey.
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.
Child or Adolescent
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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?