Registered Associate MFT
"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”
― Brené Brown
As a scholar, I graduated among the top in my class and received a diverse and enriching education throughout the process. I graduated with honors several awards and most of all positive relationships among faculty, staff and peers alike.
During my career and training, I have worked in very diverse settings, giving me extensive experience and a wide range of abilities. I have worked for some of San Diego’s most notable non-profit community agencies such as Community Research Foundation, Women’s Resource Center (WRC), Casa De Amparo and Palomar Family Counseling Service. I have taken on supervisory responsibilities and worked in coordination with many community agencies such as law enforcement, the judicial system, Child Welfare Services and hospitals. During this time, I received recognition for my service and commitment to going above and beyond for my clients and team members.
I have made the decision to move into private practice, most simply put, because of importance I place on the quality of care of the clients I serve. I place high value on integrity, strong customer service and authenticity which I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
As far as my personal background, I am a Southern California born and raised Mexican-American. In my spare time I enjoy music, concerts, art, theater, singing, dancing, reading, learning, laughing and spending time with my family, friends and animals.
I love working as a therapist because of the assistance and hope counseling has brought within my own family and life. I believe though assisting individuals, couples and families within the community with genuine kindness, I can make a positive impact through my work.
My mission is to stand alongside my clients and offer support, listen, and provide tools and skills for healing and growth. I find importance in providing a safe and welcoming environment and aim to provide clients with a respectful, warm, empowering and nonjudgmental safe space throughout our relationship.
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-Healthy Relationships, Sex and Intimacy
-Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault
-Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
-Holistic and Positive Psychology
-Early Morning/Weekend Appointments
Education, Licensure & Professional Membership:
Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University
Bachelors in Psychology from National University
PsiChi International Honor Society Member
Member in good standing with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Registered MFT Intern with the state of California, AMFT#95143
Supervised by Naomi Cooper Martin, LMFT, MFC#48304