I believe connection is heart and soul of therapy. It’s what allow us to be our true authentic self and to feel visible. Thus, my therapeutic approach comes from a non-judgmental, respectful, honest, empathetic, and joyful manner. I believe that being your true authentic self is one step of the healing process. My therapeutic approach typically integrates person centered, internal family systems, elements of CBT and mindfulness. I also modified my approach depending on my client’s individual needs. My role as a clinician is to be a guide on your therapeutic journey. Whatever your goals may be, know that you will not be alone in achieving them.
Inclusivity is another value I implement into my therapeutic practice. Most of my work comes from an anti-racist, trauma informed, HAES and culturally exclusive framework. I believe in creating a space for “misfits” and reassuring the amount of life and uniqueness an individual can bring into the world. I enjoy working with diverse population. I am LGBTQIA+ and poly affirming, sex positive, and kink positive.
I am a proud native Texan and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2015, I left Texas and moved to Chicago, IL where I was a Teach for America Corp member. While I love teaching, I realize my true passion was in mental health. I also found myself missing Texas’ holy trinity (Buc-ees, H-E-B, and Whataburger) and decided to come back home to serve my community.
On my spare time, I love to go hiking, dancing, listen to true crime podcasts, being with my fur babies, and fighting about Uno rules with my family. You can also find me at ACL, going to local artist’s shows and markets, and re-watching seasons of RuPaul‘s Drag Race.