Santa Clara University
University of California, Santa Barbara
I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Currently, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. I am working towards a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology at Santa Clara University. I have over five years of experience working with children, teens and adolescents in a variety of fields. In my final year at SCU, I am excited to join BACA to provide mental health services to children, young adults and families. I strive to provide a non-judgmental, culturally competent, safe space in which clients can thoroughly process experiences that are personal and unique to them. Through exploration of feelings and obstacles, clients may find underlying meaning and awareness about their lived experiences enabling them to heal and grow. I believe that a successful therapeutic relationship is based on careful listening, compassion and empathy. My goal is to assist clients develop deeper self-understanding and provide a space where they can comfortably work through their obstacles to create more peace in their life and relationships.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching scary movies, listening to music, reading mystery novels, dancing and spending time with family and friends.