Healing is a journey requiring courage, compassion, and patience. I hope to accompany you on your path as you voyage through challenges and celebrations that lead to your ultimate liberation.
I’m a Naropa University graduate which provided me training in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology. This approach allows me to contact the inherent wisdom that is in each human’s emotions and behaviors, using mindful awareness throughout our process.
Being a survivor of trauma myself, I know how challenging and confusing it can be to find real, lasting relief. I currently take a trauma-informed, somatic approach to help clients get safely into their bodies and explore their world through the nervous system to better understand how to traverse their trauma. I will soon be embarking in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy certification; this is a trauma-focused approach to therapy that works from the bottom-up while incorporating Parts Work from Internal Family Systems.
Coming from the City of Chicago and Chicagoland areas, my background and former career centers on systemic approaches to healing. Using Liberation Psychology as my framework, I help clients recognize power, privilege, and oppression that supports awareness in daily obstacles. I identify as a Nepantlera, or an in-betweener of many identities including: white/Mexican, poor/working class, urban/suburban/rural, straight/queer, cisgender/non-binary.
Taking a humanistic, contemplative approach, I have experience working with: trauma & PTSD, anxiety & panic, grief, LGBTQ+ issues, identity development, chronic health challenges, and more. I specialize in serving minoritized populations and see children, adults, couples, and families of all backgrounds. In addition, I enjoy facilitating group therapy to support healing in community. My therapeutic interventions come from a bevy of evidence-based approaches including CBT, DBT, and ACT.