My Approach

I have been helping young children, children, families and adults for over 15 years. My approach is simple: The person is the person, and the problem is the problem. People are not problems. I collaborate shoulder to shoulder with my clients to find the best solutions for them.

In my work with young children, and school-aged children, I incorporate play therapy, art, sensory stimulating materials (yes! we make therapeutic slime!). I am all about Child-Directed Interactions. We follow the child’s lead! My priority is to strengthen the child-parent relationship, then give the parent/caregiver the tools to set their child up for success, and finally we can talk about positive parenting strategies to improve desired behaviors (all based on cutting edge research).

In my work with adults, I assess, and the I identify the best practices/approach, and I tailor interventions to my client’s needs. To offer excellence in services, I have been highly trained in several evidence-based practices and well researched interventions. Here is part of the list:

Completed EMDR Training Part I & Part II (towards certification). 2019

  • EMDR Consulting, EMDRIA approved

Certified in the following Evidence –Based Practices:

  • Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Nationally certified. 2014.
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children (PCIT). 2014
  • Managing and Adaptive Practice: MAP Therapist (MAP). 2014
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP for infants 0-5). 2013

Certified Educator of Infant Massage. 2017

  • Infant Massage USA

Certified Infant Massage Instructor. 2017

  • International Association for Infant Massage

Bringing Baby Home Educator. 2015

  • A program for new parents experiencing the transition to parenthood
  • A training from the Gottman’s Institute

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1. 2015

  • Research-based approach for couples therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: In House Trainer. 2015

  • Certified by University of California, Davis & PCIT Training Center

Workshop Leader. Healthier Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions . 2009

  • “Tomando el Control de su Salud,” Kaiser Permanente.

Narrative Therapy and Postmodern Approaches Fellowship (2 years completed) 2006- 2008.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City  

Stress Management Group Facilitator/Biofeedback. 2003

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City