I am a clinical psychologist in San Francisco licensed by the California Board of Psychology (PSY29039) and have been working as a bi-lingual (English and/or Spanish) therapist for the past ten years.
In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a Program Director at Instituto Familiar de la Raza, a community multi-service agency providing mental health and case management services to individuals and families. Working at IFR has allowed me to do bi-lingual clinical work with underrepresented adults, youth, children, couples, and families with a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses. My work at IFR has also allowed me to gain special insight into the multiple stressors diverse communities face in the Bay Area and how to best assist in the process of therapeutic change . Furthermore, my clinical work in a community setting has allowed me to witness the immense resiliency of individuals and communities in the face of adversity and trauma, and how these wounds can be transformed into recovery and healing.
I currently provide clinical supervision to interns and staff at IFR.
I have also taught Masters-level graduate courses in the Community Mental Health Program at CIIS and offer workshops on Family Therapy, Family Reunification, and Trauma.
My work integrates Relational Psychodynamic Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, and my background in Critical Psychology and Liberation Therapies.
-Doctorate in Clinical Psychology- California Institute of Integral Studies
-Masters in Clinical Psychology- California Institute of Integral Studies
-BA in Psychology- University of Puerto Rico
I approach treatment as a way of helping you develop skills to address issues affecting you today, while facilitating a process that fosters long-lasting changes and self-transformation.
My style is dynamic and direct. I am particularly interested in Relational Psychodynamic treatment approaches.
I also have a background in Systemic Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Critical Psychology, Liberation Therapies, and working with diverse populations.