Area of Specialization
I specialize in Imago Therapy, the revolutionary relationship counseling techniques of Dr. Harville Hendrix. With Imago our issues and conflicts aren’t the problem, they’re the solution: they’re signposts pointing the way toward healing the true, underlying causes. Imago teaches you how to safely explore these deeper emotional undercurrents together, so that your disagreements can actually become opportunities for greater intimacy, as you learn about each other.
My clinical focus is to help couples, parents and children enjoy better relationships & communication. I help couples learn how to better understand each other so that they can truly be themselves, yet stay connected & intimate. I also help parents to develop strong, respectful, engaging and productive relationships with their children.
I am a bicultural & bilingual (Spanish) therapist. I am a certified Imago Therapist and a certified facilitator for the "Prepare and Enrich" program for couples. Please call or email me today for your free consultation.
2009 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy
2001 M.A., Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute
1998 B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northdridge
2000-2002 Trainee, California Family Counseling Center, Latino Program, Encino CA
2002-2003 Internship, El Nido Family Center, Victims of Crime, Mission Hills, CA
2002-2003 Internship, Children’s Bureau, Day Treatment, Lancaster, CA
2003-2006 Internship, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health, Children’s System of Care, Van Nuys, CA
2006-2009 Internship/Therapist, Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Service, Los Angeles, CA
2006 to present Internship/Therapist, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health , Project SAFE, Van Nuys, CA
2010 to present Therapist in private practice, Encino, CA
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Latino Psychological Association
Southern California Imago Therapist Association