As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have received extensive training in various treatment modalities to address the various symptoms found within these specialities. Specialites include (but not limited to):
First Generation Latinas/Latinx Issues
Imposter syndrome can be quite the barrier! The unique challenges Latinas and the Latinx/o community face when navigating college and/or the professional world, especially when being the first in your family to do so, can be overwhelming and scary! We work together to challenge the inner critic, understand the impact of acculturative stress and cultural factors, while utilizing skills to help you move forward confidently.
Trauma | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Trauma can have devastating and long term impacts on your physical, mental, and overall well being. It makes the world seem so unsafe and happiness almost impossible to achieve. Some of the most common symptoms associated with trauma include anxiety, constant fear, hypervigilance, and hopelessness. We will work together to not only conquer these emotions but help you heal and move forward from them.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are the most common ailments amongst millions, yet the pain one carries from it can dim even the brightest light. You are not alone! I am here to help you break free of the maladaptive thought patterns that have held you down long enough. We explore and challenge negative thinking as well as build you up to be who you deserve to be!
Nothing is more important than being heard and supported for who you are while in a safe and trusting environment. I am familiar with the issues often faced by the LGBTQ+ community and committed to helping you explore who you are while processing the heavy emotions that come from societal stigma and inequality you've experienced.
Substance abuse and addiction can be one of the most difficult battles to face. Together we take on this necessary journey and explore the underlying reason(s) for the drug use, while learning coping skills to achieve sobriety, understand and effectively manage cravings and triggers, as well as decreasing lapses and relapses.
Stress is an everyday occurrence and can actually serve as a motivator to get things done. However, having too much stress can impact your physical and emotional health as well as relationships. Together we can discuss current coping skills as well as learn new tools to manage your stress effectively.