Relevant Trainings and Certifications
Psychoanalytic candidate at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Certified
Trained in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) through the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
An active member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Certified facilitator of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
I moved to America at the age of 8. This transition was extremely difficult for me as I both found and lost aspects of who I was. Navigating my outer and inner world came with its complexities and the process of assimilation was emotionally taxing. Throughout my encounters and hardships, I formed a passion for connecting with people. As an adolescent, I knew that on some level I was destined to work with and help others understand themselves, sit with their feelings, navigate their experiences, and grow in their own unique way. I was so drawn to this because I too was learning to navigate and explore my own story and feelings.
I received a Bacehlor's degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. Thereafter, I pursued a Master of Science in Marriage Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix in San Diego. Since then, I have spent the past 7 years working with a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families. The majority of the people I have worked with have faced challenges with a loss of self/identity concerns, life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, and complex trauma.