Pronouns: He, Him
Welcome! I am happy that you are taking the time to get to know a bit about me. I am a Licensed and Marriage Family Therapist in the State of California. I’ve been practicing for about 10 years in this field, and I cannot stress enough how passionate I am about this work.
My personality is kind, understanding and empathetic. These qualities influence safety and sincerity in therapy, which are two very important factors in the development of a therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand others at their deepest level with compassion and curiosity. It can feel like a risk to start therapy and I believe it is crucial to that I create a safe space for you that is free of judgment or assumptions.
Much of my training and expertise is focused on couples counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. I am certified in EMDR, DBT, CBT, and Gottman Method Couples Counseling Levels 1 and 2. Given that we are all different, yet alike in some ways, my work is centered around the unique needs of the client. Because not every approach will work for everyone, I make it a point to learn a range of methods so I can best meet your specific needs.
I was born in Mexico, raised in Northern California, and I offer therapy in English and in Spanish.
Working together I hope that the journey of therapy will help you dare to dream, to heal, and to love.