My therapeutic focus is on supporting you tune in with your sense of self and help you bring cohesion and balance to your daily life. I believe that through exploration of sensory-motor responses and through the development of our emotional vocabulary we can take charge of the experiences that have led us to experience heightened feelings of anxiety. My approach to treatment is based on the exploration of gender identity (LGBTQ+), cultural identity and the intersections of identity that shape who we are. I take a trauma-informed approach by utilizing cognitive behavioral interventions to support you in understanding your “train of thought”; as well as interpersonal and family systems concepts.
As a native from Guatemala City and transplant from Boston, MA. I have learned to understand that culture takes many shapes, and so I strive to start each day with a clean canvas. I integrate object relations theory, multicultural awareness, art in therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and rational-emotive behavioral techniques.
I have worked in the human services field for 7 years and have experience working with adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and severe and acute mental illness. I completed my Master’s of Arts Degree at The George Washington University in 2017. I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia (LGPC#00380).
Preferred pronouns: He/His
- Identity (LGBTQ+)
- Body Image
- Substance Use Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Immigration (Assimilation/Acculturation)
- Cultural Identity
- Men’s Issues
- Coping Skills
- Interpersonal (Family/Partner/Peer) Conflict
- Grief and Loss