I am originally from La Paz, Bolivia, but have lived and provided services in several countries and across different cultures and languages. I obtained a doctoral degree (PsyD) from the Long Island University in New York and am licensed to practice in both California (PSY 25263) as well as New York (NYS 018853). I have almost 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents and have worked in many types of mental health settings, ranging from outpatient to inpatient settings helping people with a wide array of mental health difficulties. Throughout these various experiences I have learned that despite our many differences, we are all similar in our need for understanding, empathy, connection, and support, and this is precisely what I hope to offer you during our work together.
I have trained and worked extensively with people who have survived trauma, women in early and middle adulthood, and people from diverse cultural, linguistic, religious, and sexual backgrounds. I offer all services in English, Spanish and Portuguese and bring a strong sense of cultural and social awareness into my work.
I have worked at various city, state, and federal hospitals and completed my pre-doctoral Internship at the Manhattan Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Since graduating, I have functioned as Director of Mental Health at a large medical group in NYC, and have been involved in research, outreach efforts, and advocacy campaigns. I have also taught at the undergraduate level, supervised other clinicians, and sat on the board of a non-profit mental health organization and been a board member of the Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity of the New York State Psychological Association
Throughout graduate school I obtained a four-year Service Disparity Fellowship and am committed to providing culturally- and linguistically-relevant psychotherapy services and neuropsychological assessment of Spanish-speaking individuals.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
- NYSPA Division of Diversity, Race, Culture & Ethnicity (DCRE)
- California Psychological Association (CPA)
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
- Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey (LPANJ)