I feel honored to be joining the Pacific Student Counseling Center as a student clinician, and look forward to establishing a solid therapeutic relationship with our clients. I approach therapy from a culturally-informed, collaborative framework. My primary goal is to assist clients in their journey—no matter how difficult, lonely, complex or challenging it might be.
I have experience offering therapy to adult individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, who have dealt with sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, marital problems, gender identity matters, acculturation difficulties, ADHD, substance use and religious guilt. I am also a passionate supporter of LGBT rights, social justice and human rights.
I hold a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University, and am currently working on my doctorate (PsyD). I have had professional clinical training in Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with focus on attachment styles, and Gestalt Therapy. As part of Pacific University’s unique Latino/Bilingual track, I am trained to offer therapy services in both, English and Spanish.
I am originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, and have lived in several different cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville—where I lived for over 15 years, and got to enjoy an earlier career working behind the scenes in the music business. In my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, singing, dancing, and playing city-building video games. I live in Portland with Fitzwilliam, my 4-year-old rescue corgi-huahua.