Individual Psychotherapy with Adults & Adolescents
I am a Registered Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, supervised by Marie Cacao, LMFT. I hold a Masters in Applied Psychological Science, with an emphasis in Latina/o Psychology from Pacific University.
I approach therapy with the understanding that we are all shaped by experiences throughout our lives in context with our family of origin and cultural background. These experiences inform how we make meaning in our lives and understand our multiple identities. I approach my work with a multicultural lens with which I presume that culture influences our experience of ourselves and others across cultural groups.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of therapy within which we collaborate to discover meaningful change. By learning about you and your story we will seek to create a safe emotional space which will allow us to attend to what brings you to therapy. I will help you to establish a solid ground from which you may increase your awareness and understanding of self in relation to others. I trust that this process will naturally lead you on a path toward healing and growth.
I work with adolescents, adults, and Spanish speaking individuals. In my experience working with adolescents, I have incorporated Collaborative Problem Solving as a technique to help the adolescent and family communicate and work through presenting issues.