Client Relations Specialist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 120985)
“Once the choice has been made to be honest, then the next step on love’s path is communication.” ~ bell hooks
What a journey – to be in your shoes and find yourself here today.
As the Client Relations Specialist, I provide prospective clients with information about our therapeutic services, gather information for our clinical team, and offer support and direction to perspective clients in accessing appropriate therapeutic services. I understand the feelings that can come up with making that first step in searching for therapeutic support. As the first point of contact for new clients, I hope I can provide a positive and smooth experience.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to help clients find healing and empowerment, and for them to reflect on their journey for change. I believe clients know themselves best, and I firmly believe in offering support and working collaboratively towards goals for change.
I help clients explore early attachment wounds to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I work from a Person-Centered, Attachment-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy orientation. My clinical experience also includes working with multicultural populations in underserved communities of color. I incorporate mindfulness in my practice to help support self-care and reduce stress.
I recognize the joys and challenges when becoming a new parent, and I believe that everyone’s perinatal and postpartum journey is different. I would be honored to provide support for pregnant people and new parents going through these periods in their lives. I also enjoy working with young adults as they transition into the new opportunities and challenges early adulthood brings, including new roles, responsibilities, relationships, and changes in family dynamics. As a first-generation Latina college graduate, one of my other passions is working with first-generation students and immigrant students as they navigate those college years, bicultural stress, and more.
I understand first-hand the unique experiences women go through with societal expectations and the barriers that can come with our unique needs. As a Spanish-speaking Latina myself, I know the importance of representation and having someone who can understand how culture, race, social economic status, and environment play a role in our lives. This desire for representation was one of my biggest motivators in becoming a therapist.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with Specialization in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks College. All of my services are available in English and/or Spanish.