I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist whom provides treatment to adults (18 and older) in English and Spanish. I have been working with individuals in Maryland and Virginia for over a decade.
I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland where I obtained a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish, graduating Cum Laude. Following several years of post-bachelor’s experience as a case manager, I pursued my doctoral degree at The American School of Professional Psychology. I completed my doctoral internship at Nova Southeastern University where I worked with children and adults, offering individual, couples, and family therapy. In addition, I provided supervision to other graduate students and taught a class on counseling skills.
Upon completion of my internship year, I moved back to the D.C. Metropolitan area where I provided testing and individual/group therapy in English and Spanish to individuals in a community mental health clinic. Beyond community mental health, I have worked in integrated care clinics, private practices, partial hospitalization programs, and university-based clinics.
While working in an integrated care clinic in Northern Virginia, I collaborated with doctors to provide mental health services to patients presenting with various health concerns. Within that setting I was able to identify the undeniable relationship between the mind and body, and the way in which trauma is experienced somatically. Cognizant of this undeniable connection, I tailor my treatment approach to each individual, integrating treatment of the body and mind to achieve change and healing.
Throughout my experience in private practice, I have continued to hone and develop my skills, taking from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ACT. In addition, I am an EMDR certified therapist and often incorporate EMDR to help my patients resolve various traumatic life experiences and achieve lasting change. These traumatic experiences include but are not limited to: childhood abuse and/or neglect, accidents, witnessing deaths of friends/family members, war related traumas, immigration issues, traumatic injuries, health related issues, pain, sexual assault, and other family related traumatic events.
You deserve to find an empathic space in which you feel heard, understood, and assisted in resolving your history of trauma. I have seen the benefits of EMDR therapy throughout my work, and would value the opportunity to discuss how I might be able to help you!