Licensed Psychotherapist, Owner
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience in the mental health and social services fields. I received my undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Houston, Clear Lake. I am currently completing a doctoral degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio. I have extensive experience working in different settings including psychiatric hospitals, medical facilities, community health centers, pediatric clinics, schools, and residential treatment centers. I offered many years to working with children and families through child protective services, rape crisis centers, shelters, neighborhood centers, and adoption centers. I am experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders including PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety including the management of other symptoms that stem from family/ relationship conflict, social difficulties, poor school performance, and violence/ abuse. I am trained in Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Parent- Child Interaction, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Couples Therapy and Group Therapy. I am fluent in English and Spanish.
Licensed Therapist, Certified Teacher
I was born and raised in central New Jersey where I earned my Bachelor degree in Psychology through Kean University. I then achieved my Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling through Capella University. I moved to Texas a little over 3 years ago. I have several years of experience and knowledge in assessing, diagnosing and treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, PTSD, ADHD, Psychosis, poor self-esteem, trauma and poor social skills. I also work with individuals diagnosed with Autism and implementing ABA. I have extensive experience serving the community through child and family mental health clinics, group home settings, but also have experience working with the school system. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), but I am also a Certified Elementary, Special Education and ESL Teacher, and have experience teaching and working with the school system with individuals with developmental, learning difficulties and emotional disturbance, and participating in ARD meetings, IEP, PPCD and 504 programs. I can guide you and your child and be a strong advocate for your family through the school system, the legal system and CPS. I have also worked at a substance abuse recovery center in both inpatient and IOP programs and am currently waiting on my renewal as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I have knowledge and experience implementing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Board Certified Psychotherapist
“What matters in life is not what happens to you, but what you remember and how you remember it to tell it.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Convert your weaknesses into strengths to tell your story from the perception of a survivor. Work toward finding one of the best indicators of self fulfillment: The balance between body, mind, and spirit.
I prefer to take from different styles of therapy to develop a unique approach that fits you, this may include a holistic talk therapy approach that may consist of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, SFBT, Music Therapy & Sand Tray Therapy.
With my holistic approach to therapy, strong cultural awareness skills, and being fluent in Spanish I have helped children, adolescents, adults, and military families to work through their struggles with resiliency, cultural stigmas about mental health, anxiety, post partum depression, and PTSD. I invite you to a safe space for you to discover growth.
I received my undergraduate degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and my graduate degree in Human Resource Counseling from East Central University in Oklahoma. Soon after, I obtained my License in Professional Counseling. I have extensive experience working with inpatient and outpatient facilities, residential treatment centers, shelters, mobile crisis units, Emergency rooms and juvenile detention centers. I have offered many years to working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing crisis, trauma, and severe mental illness. I have not only worked directly with patients and clients, but I have also lead and supervised many of these programs and coordinated and trained many health professionals. I am certified as a Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and a Problematic Sexual Behavioral Adolescent Offender Counselor.
I have extensive experience in Customer Service, Human Resources, Finances, Invoicing and Estimating, Merchandising and Sales, Coordinating, Organizing and Training of personnel and Marketing. I am a current student of The University of Houston Clear Lake and will be graduating this May with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. I plan on obtaining a Master Degree, and soon after, my license to become a licensed therapist. I have a strong work ethic and I am passionate about serving our community. I am also fluent in English and Spanish
I have gained valuable experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Winchester Lodge Health Care Center and as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist with Affinity Medical Care. I also gained great knowledge from working with Alvin Independent School District. I currently attend Arizona State University. My skills include Direct Patient Care, Customer Service, Staff and Resident Support, Individual Plan and Goal Evaluation, Data Entry and Customer Satisfaction Inquiry and Survey Implementation. I have great critical thinking and problem solving skills. I treat everyone as an individual and give them the personalized treatment that each person deserves. I am also fluent in English and Spanish.