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About Me

I’ll very briefly share with you about my experience and training. I hope that it gives you some insight on my work and if it resonates with you, and you would like to give me the opportunity to work together, give me a call.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (#32906) by the Board of Psychology and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#50145) by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. My clinical experience consists of working with children, adults, and families on a variety of issues such as behavioral and emotional difficulties, relationship issues, anxiety and mood disorders, substance use, and trauma-related issues and disorders.

Experience

Over the years, I have gained extensive clinical experience in systems of care while I worked at community mental health agencies that were contracted with the county mental health, probation and children and family services in downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Not only did I provide psychotherapy, but also consisted of supervisory and manager roles.

In private practice, I focused on working with college students and adults who experience depression, anxiety and traumatic experiences. I also provide mental health evaluations for the immigration process.

Education

  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)- California Southern University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy- Phillips Graduate Institute, CA
  • Master of Public Administration- California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelor of Science, Family Consumer Sciences, Family Studies focus- California State University, Northridge 

Certifications

  • Substance Use Counseling, University of the Pacific
  • Nonprofit Management, California State University, Northridge

I have also received training and experience in the following specific evidenced based treatments:

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is a treatment that focus on unresolved traumatic experiences through the use of bilateral stimulation.

For more information: https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/

TF-CBT- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a trauma informed treatment that focus on processing cognitions, emotions and behavior symptoms which are a result of traumatic life experiences.

For more information: https://www.nctsn.org/interventions/trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy

Triple P- Positive Parenting Program is focused on prevention and improvement of behavioral and emotional symptoms in children and teens; it encourages positive relationships and techniques with the caregivers.

For more information: https://www.triplep.net/glo-en/find-out-about-triple-p/triple-p-in-a-nutshell/

MAP- Managing and Adapting Practice is focused on working with children and families on behavioral issues, anxiety, trauma, and mood  by developing treatment strategies to each child’s unique needs.

For more information: https://www.practicewise.com/Community/MAP

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