I was born in Panama and thus I am a bi-cultural and bi-lingual (English/Spanish) therapist. I chose this profession because I have always been amazed at the power of acceptance, love, and compassion within the therapeutic relationship and its effects on human change.
Psychotherapy is a process that uses collaborative and insightful methods to resolve a particular situation, unwanted symptoms, relationship difficulties, feelings that affect one’s ability to function effectively in everyday life, as well as other sources of distress. The models and techniques utilized will vary as each child, individual, couples, family or situation is unique.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of treatment that combines psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and client-centered therapies for the treatment of experientially-based disorders (Shapiro, 2001). It uses what we know about information processing to help the client resolve the memories of past negative experiences. These negative experiences include trauma from combat, assault, negative childhood or adult events, and even natural disasters.
Doctoral Degree, Clinical Psychology
Master’s Degree, Marriage and Family Therapy
Master’s Degree, Chemical Dependence
Bachelor of Arts and Science, Psychology, Art Minor
EMDRIA Certified and Consultant EMDR Therapist, EMDR Levels I and II (2001), Women and Eating Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Inpatient Brief Therapy, Cultural Sensitivity, Domestic Violence Certified, Addictions, “Mastering Trauma”, “Psychodrama”, Dual Diagnosis internship in Panama, Represented Panama in an International Addictions Convention in Montreal-Canada, Marketing – 400 Hours