“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
Hope is something I often hold for my clients, until they can hold it themselves. I work to foster independence in a supportive and co-created environment, allowing space (or the opportunity) for clients to find the hope they are looking for. My passion as a therapist is to be a team with my clients. I use a client-centered approach, where I empower my clients to have a voice while I guide them on their journey.
My approach to therapy is that I can be very direct yet work hard to do it in a respectful way. No matter what you are going through in your life, you are already looking for help, and that is already a major step. I am hopeful that you can find the therapist that best fits your needs to help you meet your goals and reduce your distress.
As far as my personal background, my mother is Puerto Rican, and my father is Colombian. I was born in Lowell, Massachusetts but was raised here in Greenville. My interests include running, hiking, reading, coffee, traveling, board games, and just spending time with my husband, my yorkie, family, and friends.
- University of South Carolina (Columbia), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice
- Webster University, Master’s in Professional Mental Health Counseling
I have been working in the mental health field since 2008, and have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including: school-based services, intensive in-home services, intensive family services, community mental health centers, working with immigrant populations, and in private practice. I have also been able to collaborate and work alongside various agencies to serve our community including Safe Harbor (domestic violence center), Julie Valentine Center (local rape crisis center), local police enforcement, Switch (Human Trafficking Prevention), and more.
- Bilingual Services (Spanish)
- Complex trauma
- Immigration trauma
- Women’s/Men’s issues
- Life transitions
- Family conflict
- Relationship challenges
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (emdria.org)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Culturally Sensitive
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)