As someone in recovery, I know the importance of having the support from peers and those who understand the challenges in obtaining/maintaining sobriety. I spent many years in my own addiction with drugs and alcohol, today I am 13 years sober. Newly sober, I went to school to obtain my Certification as a Drug and Alcohol counselor at East Los Angeles College. My passion and eagerness to continue with my education led me to my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in addiction, from Antioch University Los Angeles. I continued on my quest for education in order to help support those struggling with addiction and am now an LMFT, certified with CCAPP and CAADE. I provide support for those in addiction and those who are dealing with other mental health disorders and mental health issues. I work with addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and anxiety.
I utilize a variety of approaches such as DBT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy and a multi-modality approach to improve communication skills. I know the importance of addressing one’s addiction and/or mental health issues. By doing this we can accomplish our goals in all aspects of our lives and obtain a quality of life in which we live a healthy, sober, happy life. Throughout my career working with the addiction and mental health population, I have witnessed men and women change their lives, reach their goals, and reunite with their families. I enjoy and will continue to work with others who have the same passion as I do for this population.