I am a queer non-binary Bilingual (Spanish/English) white Latine immigrant licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based in Berkeley, California. In addition to my private practice, I am also a Clinical Supervisor for Lighthouse Community Charter Schools in Oakland and for the SF LGBT Center in San Francisco.
I was previously the Assistant Training Director at Mills College Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Oakland. I received my Masters in Social Work from the Smith School for Social Work and provided intensive outpatient and field-based services in community mental health settings prior to starting my private practice. My clinical work is founded on a history of engaging in youth and labor organizing, and political education work with adults and adolescents.
Some of my most formative teachers include: the ocean, chamomile (manzanilla), James Baldwin, José Esteban Muñoz, and all of my clients.
Interrogating the impacts of structural oppression on the Self and our communities is a fundamental part of my values and reflected in the way I work. I strongly believe in the healing work that can be done in therapy both at an individual level and as a strategy for building power. Individual healing is collective healing and can support our work of transforming the world into a more equitable and just place.