GET TO KNOW ME
I am a bilingual, Spanish speaking, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have 8 years of clinical experience treating children, at-risk adolescents, adults and families in various settings such as: school-based (k-12), tele health, and private practice. I am a proud alumnus of San Jose State University, where I earned both of my Social Work degrees (Bachelor's of Arts, 2002; Master's of Social Worker, 2007) and I received my clinical license in 2019.
I am passionate about helping others and I work towards empowering others, so they are able to identify their strengths and capabilities. I strongly believe therapeutic support can assist individuals find the resiliency they need to get through life's experiences.
My approach to therapy is flexible and based on a client's individual needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are as I gain an understanding of where they want to be. As a therapist, I provide a safe and confidential environment with reflective listening and use various therapeutic modalities to help bring clarity and insight.
I have found I have a natural ability to relate and connect with others largely due to my various life and work experiences. My overall objective within the therapeutic process is to help individuals feel supported, heard and validated. Working together to develop a treatment plan with obtainable goals that result in a healthy and fulfilling life is also part of my objective.
It would be an honor to collaborate with you on your path to growth and healing.
Education and Work Experience
July 2019 - Present
Provides individual, couples, and family psychotherapy services in a private practice setting (in-person/tele health). Provides crisis support to clients as needed and in collaboration with other treatment team members. Administers and completes comprehensive assessments and treatment plans to establish and support medical necessity.
BILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH SENIOR CLINICIAN
October 2013 to January 2016
Provided EPSDT School based therapy services to K-12 students. Formulated and completed comprehensive assessments and treatment plans after establishing medical necessity. Through case management services, provided community referrals and support for targeted individual and family needs. Developed and facilitated treatment groups and facilitated parent workshops as needed.
BILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
April 2011 to October 2013
Assessed home, school, personal and community factors that may affect a student’s daily functioning in grades K/3/4/5/9-12; identified and provided therapeutic intervention strategies for children/adolescents and their families utilizing cognitive behavioral, expressive art, and talk therapies as on site EPSDT school provider. Completed initial assessment documentation (assessment report, treatment plan), conducted case plan reviews to determine current medical necessity every 6 months.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #90331
Received clinical license from California's Board of Behavioral Sciences
Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Social Worker #170095923
October 2017 - 2022
Received clear credential from California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Master's of Social Work
San Jose State University
Bachelor's of Arts, Social Work
San Jose State University