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I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Throughout my career, I have held multiple positions in inpatient and outpatient mental health organizations including supervisory positions.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered, culturally-humble, and trauma-informed. I have solid training in trauma-focused therapy including Trauma-focused behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Phase-based trauma treatment, and cognitive processing therapy (CPT).
Additionally, I incorporate elements of social justice, racial trauma healing, mindfulness, and other mind-body-soul techniques. I also like to explore the power and influence of ancestral healing and intergenerational healing practices. I recognize the value of ancestral knowledge as part of the healing journey of communities of color.
Sessions are conducted in English and/or Spanish. I acknowledge the unique needs of bilingual individuals and the advantages of communicating our memories, thoughts, and emotions in the language these were originally stored or experienced.
I am an LGBTQ+ ally.