Services & Specializations
Bilingual (Spanish & English)
- Therapy to individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and/or families
- Culturally specific counseling
- Immigration Mental Health Evaluations
- Educational groups
- Support groups
- Classroom observations
• Healing from abuse/emotional trauma
I have had the privilege of participating in the healing of families whose children were removed from their homes due to abuse/neglect. I have also helped to rebuild the lives of battered women & their children, helped victims of abuse to rid themselves of the ‘baggage’ that often is carried as a result from the abuse. In addition, the years in private practice positioned me to witness many men, women, and children overcome deep wounds and persevere without the load of the injustices of abuse. I see tremendous courage in all these clients.
Relationships are complex. They require a lot of care & maintenance. I draw experience from my own 25+ years of marriage as well as facilitate couples forums where developing communication, connection, respect & strengthening the partnership are key. I have worked with couples that are dating, recently married, remarried couples, ’empty nest’ couples, and same sex partners.
• Parenting issues
As a parent, I understand the challenges of consciously raising children. My professional experience includes helping to design & facilitate parent groups/family forums, teaching parents how to support their children through a divorce/separation, working with blended families, supporting parents in a reunification process and helping couples adopt.
• Women issues
I have dedicated my 20+ year career to the work of healing & working with women. My extensive experience is in addressing issues affecting women such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, postpartum depression, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, life transitions, and relationships. I have also created & lead an all girls life skills group for middle & high school young women.
• Child or adolescent issues
My extensive training includes working as a Child Advocate for court involved youth, co-facilitating art therapy groups, working 1:1 with ‘at risk’ youth, facilitating a girls life skills group, teaching an anti-violence & domestic violence curriculum in elementary thru high school classrooms, as well as seeing young clients in my office with adjustment, anxiety, depression and behavioral/emotional issues.
- Postpartum, Emotional difficulties related to pregnancy
- Life transition issues
- Domestic violence
- Stress reduction
- Personal growth
- Cultural issues
- Adjustment to divorce/separation
- Adjustment to foster care
“It is through my strong belief in people, that I can help you find your answers and help guide you to the paths you seek.”