I am an LMFT based in Sacramento, CA, who loves humans and dogs. I am a Woman, Mother, Wife, and Therapist, in that order. I enjoy helping others to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I am honest, open, genuine, and non-judgmental. I encourage humor, randomness, laughing, curiosity, and being real in sessions. I am a Latina and have lived in California my entire life. I have experience with children, teens, foster youth, at-risk youth, young adults, young professionals, persons in the helping field, and couples. I have experience working with issues and diagnoses such as addiction, recovery, self-harm, life transitions, parental loss, blended families, LGBTQ, parent-child relational issues, communication issues, anger, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I believe my role as your therapist is to bring self-awareness, help you to gain insight and facilitate a safe space for you to become the best version of yourself at this season in your life. I utilize various therapeutic modalities such as Person-Centered, CBT, Psychodynamic, Integrative, Attachment-Based, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused, Culturally Sensitive, and Integrative therapy. In addition, I enjoy using mindfulness, relaxation, and art therapy techniques. Allow me to help you—-unpack, process and discover why you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, unmotivated, angry, irritable, frustrated, and simply not feeling yourself!
Adults and teens who are honest, real, creative, curious, open to change, goal-oriented, and value and respect the truth.
My communication style
Active listener, congruent, open-minded. I use foul language and do not mind if you do as well. I work from home, so you might hear my dog or get to meet him. On another note, I can be serious, spiritual, and attentive and simply hold space for you to process and freely speak and be you.
My goals for you
Active participant in treatment planning, discharge, and self-reporting symptoms. Re-assess goals, objectives, treatment modalities, and styles as needed or requested. Learn skills and practice them in between sessions.
My first session with you
Tell me your story. Take a few deep breaths and tell me what you feel comfortable and natural to share. We will decide together if we are a good therapeutic fit. I take notes during sessions and may not always look at you.