I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Oregon to attend graduate school at the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University, where I received my doctorate. I am fluent in Spanish. I have provided bilingual psychological services in community mental health clinics, adolescent day treatment centers, and as a member of a home-based family therapy team. I was fortunate to receive specialty training with respect to working with children, families, and adults within a multicultural framework during my predoctoral internship (Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology; CMTP-Boston Medical Center) and postdoctoral residency at the Pacific Psychology Clinic of Oregon. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Oregon Psychological Association.
I provide bilingual individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns (e.g., ADHD), and trauma-based symptoms. I also provide psychological services (e.g., therapy, assessment) focusing on maximizing patients’ participation in their valued roles in the community (e.g., home, school, work). I believe that attending to the intersections of physical and emotional health is essential in strengthening individual and family wellbeing. My orientation is integrative and includes the use of relationship-focused principles in combination with evidence-based behavioral approaches. I strive to sensitively attend to unique patient variables (e.g., strengths, cultural values, spirituality) that impact relationship patterns and health behaviors. I am excited to practice at The Portland Clinic as a member of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to creating trusting and collaborative relationships with patients while also providing innovative, comprehensive care.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing and watching soccer, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the Northwest hiking trails and beaches with my dog.
Specialty: Behavioral Health