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I’d like to share with you a little bit about myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker whose private practice specializes in Maternal Mental Health. My office is located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and I am bilingual in both English and Spanish.
I am an active member of the Postpartum International (PSI). Specifically, I currently serve as PSI’s support coordinator for Riverside County and the Inland Empire in Southern California. I have obtained a Postpartum International certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care. Additionally, I have also obtained PSI’s Advanced Perinatal Mental Health certificate.
I have worked in the mental health field professionally since 2010. However, interest in the field of counseling significantly predates 2010, and has been a passion of mine since I was school age. Since I was little, I have had strong empathic qualities that nurtured my interest in human behavior, relationships, and experiences.
I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work in 2010. I have worked in both inpatient hospital and outpatient clinical settings. My career has included therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and families. My goal is to offer a non-judgmental, safe space for you to be able to discuss and process thoughts and experiences and work closely with you to restore your emotional wellness.
My therapeutic work incorporates evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy and trauma-informed care.
My work integrates a social justice framework, which recognizes how historical socio-political policies and systems have negatively affected many and can often contribute to generational trauma. I practice cultural humility and continue to work on deepening my understanding of factors that contribute to our overall emotional wellness.
I am a wife, mother of two, and Maternal Mental Health Advocate. After living through and experiencing postpartum complications first hand, the direction of my career was transformed. My experiences became my passion and I now have made it my life’s work to learn about, work with, and assist others going through similar circumstances. I have completely immersed myself in all things related to perinatal health and wellness.
I strongly believe therapy can be beneficial to individuals whether or not they are experiencing distress or trauma. We are ALL living through or recovering from something. Therapy can facilitate a deeper understanding of oneself, our relationships, and our living environment.
I am a strong proponent of eliminating the mental health stigma. I practice from a holistic mental health perspective that recognizes that our brain function should not be viewed or perceived any differently than our heart or lung function.
9431 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
By Appointment Only