“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou
I am a first-generation Queer Salvadoran-American from parents that immigrated in the early '80s. I know what it is like to feel lost and disempowered, to feel like you are desperately reaching out for support but finding none. Our healing is an individual journey that can be witnessed and supported by others. I am here to assist you in identifying what that journey looks like for you. I am here to witness your healing and to cheer you on even when it feels too hard. I approach my work with empathy, authenticity, accountability, and humor. I start by creating a safe and inclusive environment that welcomes all aspects of who you are. We carry many different social and political identities that intersect within and outside of us; whether conscious or not, they impact our lives. My role is to help you explore challenging, painful, and everyday topics in our sessions. My goal is to empower you through our sessions so that you can advocate for your needs in all aspects of your life. I believe your story is meant to be heard, witnessed, and valued.
I graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy. Since graduating in 2016, I have worked in community mental health with various populations, families, and identities. I have experience in adolescent and family work, parent coaching, trauma work, and affirmative psychotherapy.