“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
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, seeing from multiple perspectives, and creating bridges between people and ideas. I’ve struggled with my bi-cultural identity, and have worked hard to have pride in all of my identities.
As part of this journey, I am now learning to incorporate my Native American heritage by learning to use plant medicines in psychotherapy. I am currently enrolled in a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training program, in anticipation of the expected legalization of Psilocybin and MDMA for psychotherapeutic use in the very near future.
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 a few sessions of EMDR therapy, clients can experience the benefits that can otherwise take years of talk therapy. 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.
Everyone processes emotion differently, and we all go at our own pace through life. I'm here to go at your pace -- whatever that may be and however that may look -- while providing support along the way.