I recognize that life is a journey through the valleys, mountains, and deserts.  My passion lies in assisting my clients as they travel on their own journey.  I have dedicated my professional career to working with individuals, couples, and families from different ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.  These experiences have enriched my cultural competencies and sensitivity, heightened my awarness of the importance of community in individuals' development and wellbeing, and ignited my creativity in working with clients.  My style of therapy is informed by a person-centered approach, through a multicultural and strength-based lens.  I believe that change and growth happen in authentic therapeutic relationships and through empowering clients to recognize and strengthen their own skills and talents in order to become the best they can be in life's journey.

Personally, I enjoy traveling, immersing myself into different cultures, learning new languages, traditions and customs.  I am also an aspiring artist.

Education:

Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D.) in Counseling Psychology- Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marriage and Family Therapy- College of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at Argosy University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy and Catholic Studies- University of St. Thomas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-2012

Certificed in Prepare/Enrich Program- 2008

Training:

Doctoral Internship- Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Doctoral Therapy/Assessment Practicum- Ramsey County Mental Health Center, St. Paul, MN

Doctoral Therapy Practicum- University of St. Thomas Counseling Center & Psychological Services, St. Paul, MN

Marriage and Family Therapy Internship- Kente Circle, Minneaplois, MN

Prior Positions:

Doctoral Intern- Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Marriage and Family Therapist/Clinical Supervisor- Kente Circle, Minneapolis, MN 

Counselor 2 Bilingual- Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN