As a therapist, I am committed to creating safe spaces for people and to journeying alongside them in the process of coming into more full healing, more full freedom, into hope, and into abundant life. My passion is to enter into peoples' stories with them where there may be chaos, darkness, and pain to help create atmospheres where integrated, holistic healing and peace can be found or refound. I believe that there is always hope and that healing is always possible. I practice therapy with a systems lens, which is the understanding that all parts of our lives are connected and that each piece impacts and affects each other. This impact includes the larger political and societal systems that affect us, to the more personal contexts of family, relationships, culture, language, and individual traumatic experiences. All of these parts of us are integrated to create complexities that are lived into within each individual story. I also come with a trauma-informed lens that holds that all people as resilient, brave, survivors who are worthy and capable of living into full life. The opportunity to journey alongside people in their stories is a profound gift to me that I hold as sacred.
I have experience in working with children, youth, young adults, and adults who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicidality, self-harm, and loss. I am trained in and practice Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, other trauma-focused therapies, and bilingual Spanish therapy including Spanish EMDR therapy.
Growing up in Colorado has grown in me a deep love for mountains, for adventure, for wilderness, and for all things beautiful. In my free time I pursue playing outside, rock climbing, trail running, backpacking, exploring, as well as enjoying the quieter activities of art, reading, writing, and good coffee.
Credentials/trainings/ educational background
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (2015-2017)
Masters of Social Work, Concentration Mental Health
Certificate: Social Work with Latino/as
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington (2010-2014)
Bachelor of Science, Major: Applied Human Physiology