I am a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco/Bay Area licensed by the California Board of Psychology (PSY29039) and have been working as a bi-lingual (English and/or Spanish) therapist for the past 16 years.
In addition to my private practice, I currently work at Kaiser Permanente. I previously worked 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. My current and past work experience 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 with diverse and underserved populations 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 practicum students.
I have also taught Masters-level graduate courses in the Community Mental Health Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies and offer workshops on Family Therapy, Family Reunification, and Trauma.
I am trained and practice using the following therapeutic models: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Relational Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and Systemic Family Therapy.
My practice is deeply informed by Decolonizing Psychology theory and practices, Critical Psychology, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive practices, and Liberation Psychology.
-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.