Who I Am
I am a transplant from Mexico. I grew up in the United States with my family. I consider both my birth country and my home country dear to my heart. I have been privileged to have been raised as a bi-cultural, bilingual and independent individual; fully conscious of the intersectionalities that both my homes bring, empower and lift me up to be. I am the first and only to have graduate from college in our family. I find strength and healing in nature, meaningful relationships, culture, and spirituality.
I hold a license as an independent clinical social worker in the state of Washington. I graduated from Seattle University in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work, along with a certificate in Diversity, Citizenship, and Social Justice. In 2013 I graduated from the University of Washington with a Master's in Social Work, with a focus on mental health. I have been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a bilingual therapist, fluent in both Spanish and English and am able to offer services in either language. I am a firm believer that every individual deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. As such, my approach to mental health treatment is culturally conscious, anti-oppressive, non-judgmental and with a core understanding of social justice.