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Thank you for visiting me.

 

I know preparing yourself to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and can trust is not easy.

It takes a lot of courage. If you’ve gotten to this point of being ready to speak with someone new, you’re doing a great job.

My main goals in our work together will be to always have hope that everything is healable and to always treat you and your journey with the upmost respect and compassion.

I'm a bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaking therapist with an extensive history working with diverse, multicultural populations in a social justice framework. I value knowing your spiritual and cultural beliefs and honoring them to support your healing process.

 

I believe we are all here to heal something and there are many avenues to healing. I use a variety of approaches, including EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT, Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration, Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP), and talk therapy.

I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. I take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience, while Journey Clinical’s medical team supports you on all medical aspects. This includes determining eligibility, developing a custom treatment plan, prescribing the medicine and monitoring outcomes.

Research shows the benefits of ways these medicines can help decrease symptoms of trauma and substance abuse in short courses of treatment. I can support you to identify goals, provide psychoeducation, and lastly integrate your experiences by offering a safe space to prepare and process the insights learned. If you would like to learn more, please take a look at the tab on my website titled Ketamine Assisted Therapy and if you would like to talk more with me about this therapy, please send me a message on the contact tab of my website.

My goal is to help you honor your spirit and your heart.

Su Alma y Corazon.

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PRESENTATIONS – SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS – TRAININGS
• "Introduction to Attachment-Based EMDR to Support
   Healing in Work For Children And Families Experiencing
   High Levels of Trauma Who Are At Risk For Family
   Disruption or Institutional Care."
   Training/Presentation
   Seneca Family of Agencies, 2023
• “Healing Trauma for Latina Women Living With HIV"
   Trauma Workshop in Spanish
    Shanti Project HIV Program, 2023
• “Latinx Cultural Responsiveness Training for Clinicians”
   Training in Spanish and English
    Mendocino Health & Human Services Agency, 2020
• “Emotional Support for Latinx Parents During the Pandemic”
    Five Week Training in Spanish and English
    Oakland Unity Council, 2020
 
• “Topics Affecting Latinx Clinicians”
     Keynote Speaking Engagement
     Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) CIIS, 2017
• “Sexual Trauma and Healing as a Community"
    Trauma Workshop in Spanish
    Mujer U'wa in Bachira, Colombia 2016
 
• “Healing as A Form of Liberation: Latinxs, Trauma, And Restoration”     
    Presentation 
    National Association for Chicana And Chicano Studies (NACCS),     
    2015
• “Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies”
    Presentation
    National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES), 2014

 

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