Education, Experience, and Training
Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 6302)
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, Mount Mary University
Bachelor’s of Art, Communication Science, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila (México)
I completed my Master's degree in 2014 and my license requirements in 2016 after completing clinical supervision. Since then, my goal has been to enhance my skills at a community clinic and later as a private practice clinician. I've been honored to offer my services to clients from many different backgrounds, and I consider myself lucky to have witnessed so much growth and healing since the start of my practice. As a clinician, I like to utilize strategies and techniques that are based on evidence-based results but tailored to my specific population and client's needs. In addition to the training mental health counselors need, I've sought specialization in specific modalities of therapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Couple's Therapy (Gottman), and Brainspotting.
Work with Me
In my experience, clients who show more improvement and complete therapy with good results are those who work to learn the skills and come ready to engage in the therapeutic process. I like to provide guidance and tailor my interventions depending on the situation presented, how ready you are to work on issues, and my therapy approach. Most of my go-to skills are based on the following therapy methods:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
I enjoy listening, but I will also teach you skills and strategies to cope with life and difficulties more successfully. I will encourage you to involve your whole self in the session, not just your mind, to tap into inner resources you may already have. The body speaks in ways the mind can't comprehend unless we really know how to develop awareness. Expect to be asked to complete assignments or, as I call them, “experiments” in-between sessions.