Staff Psychologist-UCS, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2015 - Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus,
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology (Doctorado en Psicología Clínica)
2001 - Honorable Discharge as a SSgt. from National Guard and United States Air Force.
Services are offered in Spanish upon request/Servicios en español a petición
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in various settings. I tend to conceptualize through client-centered, relational, family systems, culturally-sensitive and humanistic approaches. I incorporate mindfulness-based therapeutic tools and other evidence-based practices such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into my therapeutic work. I view counseling as a collaborative process where both the client & counselor bring their individual expertise/gifts together to address specific concerns. My clinical interest include consulting and clinical psychology, cultural diversity and ethnic minority psychology, psychological assessments, industrial organizational psychology, and leadership and professional development. My counseling interests include trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, diversity issues, and acculturation concerns.
My multicultural interests stem from a personal commitment and dedication of social justice for all. I serve as a mentor and consultant to many individuals through my various personal and professional roles. My hope is that by advocating, educating, and creating corrective and/or new experiences for others, we can break down many barriers and elevate and empower those that have been marginalized and/or oppressed.
I tend to demonstrate a spirit of service and am open to fulfilling a wide range of needs through my programming and outreach efforts. Please contact me to discuss your specific requests. I thoroughly enjoy presenting to underrepresented (first-generation, students of color, and students on academic probation) populations in order to help them achieve their academic goals, feel connected with the university, and successfully complete their degrees.
American Psychological Association (APA) – Full Member