I am a bilingual, bicultural self-starter who is currently accepting new clients. I offer an open, compassionate approach and believe that a valuable lesson lies behind every uncomfortable or confusing emotion.
As we collaborate on your therapy journey, we will understand the purpose these feelings serve within you. Together, we can start to reframe all of your experiences and emotions as adaptive. Change begins with acceptance and self-compassion. We will work on understanding YOU and get to know your truth, then turn to new pathways that encourage your growth.
I was raised by an American father and Peruvian mother, an upbringing that has given me a lens that holds and respects culture, complexity, and perspective. I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University, which provided a solid grounding of Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I mostly, however, practice Relational Gestalt Therapy, which focuses on processing emotions and sensations in the here and now.
As we mold these theories and techniques together, we can explore trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as how they arise in the present-moment felt experience. By exploring what happens in both the mind and body, we can start to calm anxious, depressive thoughts and feelings. I aim to honor each of your needs and create a collaborative, safe space that gives you a say in how your therapy operates.