I am a Licensed Psychologist in New Mexico who specializes in the areas of women’s issues and multicultural counseling. I have been a therapist since 2001 and feel honored to be able to do what I love for living.
I believe that we all have inner wisdom and it is a matter of learning how to access it. I emphasize personal growth and well-being for individuals, families, and communities of all ethnicities, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, ability/disability levels, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sizes, and any other identities.
Although I have expertise as a psychologist and I can share that expertise with you, I believe that you are the expert of your life. You have learned how to survive thus far, you know yourself best, and you already have many strengths. You may feel that some of your coping skills are not working for you and you need to develop some new ones. I believe that we all have a wise voice within us and it is a matter of learning how to access it. I can assist you to learn how to access your own inner wisdom. That may require new ways of thinking or coping. You are the one who is capable of making those changes.
After we determine the goals that are most appropriate for you, we will work on attaining those goals. Of course, we can modify treatment goals as need be. I also ask that you collaborate in treatment by being an active participant, trying out new ideas for coping or ways of thinking, and providing ongoing feedback about how the therapeutic relationship is going. It is important to me that you are getting what you need out of coming to counseling.
Treatment takes into account the context, environmental, social, political, cultural, and familial factors and systems that may be contributing to your presenting concerns and any coping strategies that may not be working for you.
I was trained in a scientist practitioner model and utilize an integrative approach. This means that I use a range of techniques that are empirically supported (e.g., informed by current scientific research in the field of psychology) and are modified to be specific to your goals and needs. Examples include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and feminist multicultural techniques.
Feminist Multicultural Therapy takes into account the sociopolitical environment including gender socialization and how it influences presenting concerns. Techniques include examining oppression, an assessment of trauma, identification of strengths, empowerment, and sociopolitical analysis.
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11005 Spain Rd. NE, Suite 10, Albuquerque, NM 87111, US
505-306-4144 Located at northeast corner of Spain & Juan Tabo inside Spain Professional Buildings
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