Clinical Focus​

Throughout my experience I have found a passion working with children and adolescents, along with their families to find strength and resilience through difficult situations.  

I am able to conduct both therapy and assessments in English and/or Spanish based on the family's needs.

I specialize in treating complex developmental trauma, depression, anger, adhd, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, relational disruptions and interpersonal difficulties, along with issues related to LGBTQ+, and questions of gender and identity presentation.  


Psychotherapy: 

I offer individual and family therapy in order to provide a safe place for the client to open up about the problems that may be impacting their life.  I work to build a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients in order to really understand them and their needs.  I never presume to know everything about a person, but instead use various forms of psychotherapy to help the individual begin to understand themselves.  I work from an attachment and psychodynamic lens and use a relational and collaborative approach in order determine individualized goals for the person and/or family to create treatment plans that would best reach those stated goals.  

Depending on the age and ability of the client in therapy, I use forms of play therapy, sand tray therapy, expressive arts therapy, talk therapy, psychoanalysis, while also integrating elements of CBT, DBT, dyadic and family sessions. 


Psychological Assessments and Evaluations:

I work from a therapeutic and collaborative framework to assess a child's developmental, learning, and social emotional stressors that may be making it hard for the child to function on a daily basis.  

Each set of testing measures is individually tailored to answer the specific questions that parents, teachers, and children have about their difficulty functioning in the world.

I work with the parents, guardians, schools, medical providers and other interested parties to determine the child's needs and make recommendations for the best ways to support them in the various systems they operate under.  

 The assessment process typically involves an intake meeting with parents to gather background information and identify specific questions for the evaluation.  The child would then come in for several testing sessions to assess their level of need. Afterwards, the family takes a break while the testing measures are scored and an assessment report is written.  The family is then brought in to share feedback and recommendations to best support the needs of the child based on the assessment findings. 


Trainings:

I am available to conduct a variety of trainings and enjoy talking to groups who are interested in understanding the people they may interact with and increase their level of knowledge and awareness.  Training topics can be individually tailored to fit the audience, however in the past I have done trainings on Attachment and Trauma, Immigration, Latino culture and client populations, LGBTQ+ and questions of Gender Identity, Community Mental Health, and Parent Education on a variety of topics including Parenting Classes utilizing the Triple P, Positive Parenting model. 

Please contact me for further information.  

My Mission

My mission is to help you feel better by helping children and their families find ways to heal their souls through therapeutic interventions.  

Please explore my website and contact me to schedule an appointment

(916) 672-0870