I have received formal and extensive training in reflective practice, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and have completed training via the Postpartum Support International Program (PSI).
I believe in social justice and advocacy and I combine my experience as a community Mental Health Therapist, a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), a mother of two, and my lived experiences as a Woman of Color to inform my work with supporting parents and caregivers in cultivating a positive, nonviolent, and supportive relationship with themselves and in their parent-child interactions.
My passion for maternal mental health is fueled by my own lived experiences. Having experienced postpartum depression and anxiety with my first child and depression during pregnancy with my second child, I know first hand that the journey can be challenging and I am here to support you. Now, with this new journey of raising two humans, I understand the parent struggles and I aim to provide a space where you can be you and really share your struggles without judgment.
Formal EducationBA - Midland University - Fremont Nebraska
MSW - University of Southern California (USC)
LCSW#87584 - License current and registered in California with the BBS