I believe that the psychotherapeutic process is a collaborative one, which takes place in a safe, respectful, and caring environment. My work takes into consideration the client’s unique experiences as related to their environment, cultural background, and family of origin history.
It is a privilege for me to assist clients in exploring their thoughts and feelings, while helping them to overcome obstacles and to achieve their personal goals. My approach is holistic and eclectic, utilizing Family Systems Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, behavioral techniques, and insight-oriented therapy.
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience. In 1988, I earned my Master’s Degree in counseling from Temple University. My early work in community mental health and several social service agencies, includes extensive experience working with adolescents and their families, as well as supervisory experience as Program Director of a non-profit Hispanic agency. In 1990, I joined the staff of the Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, and later created the first outpatient groups for anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. After 14 years there, I began a private practice.
My additional training and education includes a Master’s Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies in Spanish, post Master’s Psychology courses at LaSalle University, and Marriage and Family Therapy training at the Family Institute of Philadelphia.