Success in therapy isn't about problems going away. Life is full of ups and downs. Problems will always arise. Progress is not the absence of struggles but how we cope with challenges. Clients will know they're making progress when they start having healthy outlooks while managing problems.
I love to incorporate mindfulness and meditation techniques into my therapeutic approach. I provide my clients with a down-to-earth and direct yet gentle approach. I invest in each individual/couple/family to create an environment of safety and comfort, tailoring my approach to individual needs.
Celebrating diversity has always been a passion of mine. In my work, I highlight how oppression and colonialism impact the person and problem. Facing my fair share of discrimination, racism, and oppression I know just how damaging they can be to your mental health.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Moving to another place or living in a different culture requires a normal adjustment period. This happens at different rates for different people, some adjusting more quickly than others. Can potentially lead to ongoing issues.
Women’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being female. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include female oppression, socialized gender role, female reproductive issues, motherhood, body image, divorce, and substance use.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
NV, LMFT, 3121
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I've spent six years working for several agencies focused on homelessness and low-income individuals/families. As a result, my approach to therapy focuses on empowering my clients. I've spent a lot of time working with women in many different stages of life (adolescents, young adults, middle age, elderly, pregnancy, post-pregnancy, etc.) I work on uplifting my female clients while highlighting the unique issues being a woman can pose. I utilize a feministic framework in my approach to working with women. I've worked with a wide range of ethnicities and cultures. I use a cultural framework to highlight how oppression impacts the problem and how to cope with the effects. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. I'm a proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I work with couples on identifying deeply entrenched patterns in the relationship, breaking unhealthy sequences, and creating new healthy cycles.
Remote Therapy, Las Vegas, 89146, NV