About Me and Why I Specialize in EMDR
I've wanted to be a therapist since I was a little girl. Having grown up with two ethnic backgrounds (Mexican & American) while living on the border between two countries (Mexico & U.S.A), I have become adept at metaphorically walking between worlds, and I know what it's like to struggle with cultural identity.
In my psychotherapy practice, I integrate Western psychological methods with Eastern and Indigenous traditions, along with cutting-edge research on the mind-body connection.
My approach is compassionate, direct, collaborative, and research-based.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a technique that utilizes bilateral stimulation to process difficult memories in a new way. I encountered EMDR during my first week of college, and was so blown away by the power of it that I decided to dedicate my career to it. I learned that the only way to practice EMDR is as a licensed clinician, so I began the 11-year journey to becoming a licensed clinician.
Repeated studies show that with EMDR therapy, clients can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. To learn more about this specialized trauma therapy technique, read my EMDR page.
I also incorporate therapeutic techniques that allow you to:
– Increase self-awareness/mindfulness
– Reframe thought patterns and habits
– Create new meaning from old stories
I have a genuine respect and curiosity for the human condition, enabling people to feel instantly at ease around me.