A common theme I see with clients is an unmet desire and need to be seen and heard for who they are in totality across different intersectionalties of their identity. In my own healing journey, I have experienced powerful moments of insight that cracked me open to deeper parts of my existence, which allowed me to acknowledge and sit with my more wounded and shadow aspects of my identity. By leaning into this process, I was able to gently confront, heal, and nourish my sense of wholeness to be able to live a more fulfilling, conscious, and intentional life. And I didn’t do it alone.
As a gay Mexican-American identified individual, I have a passion and calling to work with members of the LGBTQI+ community, people of color, and those experiencing different forms of oppression. I am motivated and strive to create a space for individuals who experience challenges and barriers around defining and integrating one’s identity that may differ from historical, societal, and familial beliefs.
I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, career transitions, self-esteem, stress, burn out, substance abuse and addiction, intimacy in relationships, sexuality, gender identity, grief/loss, and trauma. Additionally, I work with couples to create and strengthen a deeper sense of openness and intimacy in their relationship by identifying communication styles, recognizing repeating cycles of conflict, and cultivating new ways to co-create patterns and behaviors that lead to resolutions.
My goal is to authentically meet you where you are on your journey. I utilize an eclectic range of tools and interventions that range from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Art Therapy. Together we will work on creating and developing a safe space for you to explore and define your goals and create a plan that best suits your needs.