I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who works with teens and adults who are struggling with self-doubt, low self-esteem, difficulty managing emotions, and varying degrees of trauma. I also work with families and couples that are seeking a meaningful connection with each other; a relationship where they are heard, seen, and accepted.
The basis of my work relies on understanding the roots of what you are struggling with now and what is blocking your ability change. In therapy, you will gain clarity by understanding how patterns of thoughts and feelings are keeping you stuck. When we are able to create healthier conclusions from difficult life experiences, we are able to free ourselves from the suffering.
I believe that at the core of our pain and fears there is always a valid reason why these feelings are there. I strive to build trust with each client to understand the world through their perspective and identify the various factors contributing to their difficulties. Pain is universal. Healing was not intended to be done in isolation. Therapy is a safe space to discover one’s individual power of resilience and courage.
My personal journey in therapy has allowed me to take control of my healing process. I’ve learned to honor my feelings, discovered the freedom in letting go of suffering, and the beauty of self-love. Through the process of healing, I’ve been able to find the inner peace that lies within all of us. My passion lies in supporting others through their own journey of healing and self-discovery, through this growth we are able to connect to the inner wisdom that collectively keeps us balanced, regardless of what has happened.
I have experience working with various developmental stages, ranging from pre-school aged children to adults in various capacities. My career in counseling began at a domestic & sexual violence center in South Florida. I’ve led support groups for children, teens, and adult survivors of trauma. As a group facilitator, I worked for an evidence-based bullying preventative program that aims to develop social skills, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving skills in preschool-aged children. I have held workshops for parents, faculty, and students on practical ways to prevent, identify, and disrupt bullying in schools and the workplace. My professional and personal experiences with pain, grief, and fear have honored me with the privilege of witnessing how making meaningful connections can heal painful memories.