Services

I am dedicated to bringing quality mental healthcare right to your fingertips.

Are you the ‘good’ child, the ‘good’ partner’, or the ‘good’ parent?  Does your life look amazing from the outside but feels less than okay on the inside?

How can I help

It’s important that you have the support of someone who sees and understands you and who can respond to what you are going through.

I want to help you discover why you are feeling the way you are, and more importantly, teach you the tools to help move you away from suffering, and towards inner peace.

Approach to therapy

As your therapist I will be beside you every step of the way.  Together we will process and develop the reality that will help you improve your mental health and achieve the better life you want. I’m here to listen, with no preconceived notions or judgement.

I specialize in brain-based therapies, such as Brainspotting; these specific modalities of treatment focus on the neurobiological variables (neuro networks) of each person to create change, specifically – neuro experiential change. Because understanding the why of behavior is not enough, for new behavior to be created new neural pathways need to be formed.

Specialties

I specialize in the following mental health issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Young Adult challenges
  • Racial & Cultural identity issues
  • First- generation and cultural challenges
  • First-generation college students
  • First-generation graduates
  • Anger Management
  • Post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Women’s Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Oppression Trauma
  • Generational/Ancestral Trauma
  • Childhood trauma (sexual/ emotional/ physical)
  • Self-Esteem
  • ​Life Transitions
  • ​​Toxic Work Environments
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Changes in Functionality
  • Coping & Adjustments
  • Challenges with Communication
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Infidelity

FAQ Therapy Services

Therapy is an individual process and unique to each person. Some people decide to stay in therapy until they feel that the mental space, they are in improves. Some may only need short-term support while others may benefit from therapy over an extended period.

Therapy sessions run anywhere from 45-55 minutes.

In-person sessions will be conducted in an office, the address will be communicated while scheduling an in-person session

Online sessions will be conducted through Zoom HIPAA-compliant platform or through Simple Practice Telehealth which is also HIPAA compliant.

I require 24-hours advance notice of cancellation or rescheduling through either a call or email. If I do not receive 24-hours advance notice, I will charge the full fee for the no-show/late cancelled session.

I do not offer return to work fitness for duty evaluations, parental custody evaluations, court-mandated treatment, emotional support animal evaluations, weapons purchase clearance evaluations or other similar administrative evaluations.

Immigration Psychological Evaluations

Your legal team has probably suggested for you get a psychological evaluation.  In certain immigration cases a thorough, psychological evaluation is necessary to truly understand an individual’s unique situation and needs.  A professional with clinical credentials and experience can assess the mental well-being, emotional experiences, hardships and fears of an individual and capture them in a psychological evaluation that immigration authorities can use to review and assess the merits of a case.  This evaluation allows the immigration authorities to see a detailed picture of your well-being and experiences throughout your immigration journey.

I’m a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides immigration evaluations in the state of Texas.

I have a master’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America, specializing in mental health.  I was trained to conduct psychological evaluations by several human rights/ legal aid organizations, such as the Tahiri Justice Center, Physicians for Human Rights, Los Angeles Human Rights Initiative (LAHRI), Chicago People’s Rights Collaborative and Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic (BHRAC).  Also, I have taken the specialized curse of Geogia King, LCSWMastering Immigration Evaluations Training.”

While my formal training has contributed to my proven track record as an evaluator, my real training and what makes me the best for your immigration psychological evaluation is the 25 plus years I have working with survivors of crime, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, forced marriage, victims of torture and persecution, refuges, and my own immigrant’s experience in the US.  Having conducted hundreds of evaluations over the past 25 years together with the close work I have done with survivors has given me a deep understanding and comprehension of the dynamics of all these victimizations.

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I Am Here For You

What kind of evaluator am I?

  • Impartial and empathic
  • Skilled at Interviewing
  • Objective in the facts
  • Knowledgeable of the dynamics and factors in the immigration field
  • Detail Oriented
  • Compelling Reports

Process

FAQ Immigration Psychological Evaluations

An immigration psychological evaluation is a report written by a therapist who has performed a clinical assessment of someone in immigration proceedings.  The report is used by the individual’s lawyers as part of their immigration case.

The final comprehensive report includes: a review of personal, family and background information, a review of psychiatric conditions, the current mental status of the individual assessed, hardship factors, results of a mental status examination and scales, DSM-V diagnosis, a summary, and recommendations. All this information is gathered and compiled into a detailed report (15-25 pages).

We will have conversations about you, your family, your partner(s), how life was living in your country, and the details that are pertinent to your case. These conversations do not have right or wrong answers, our main goal is to get a good picture of your current situation, past traumas or difficulties, and how those difficulties have affected your mental health.

I typically meet 1-4 times with clients to assess their case.  I do not charge a flat fee for the evaluations as every case is different. Some cases will take maybe 1-2 sessions while others may take 3-4. What is important is to obtain all the necessary information

to create a report that captures what happened to you.

In most cases the report is completed 2 weeks after the last interview and once all documents have been received.

I am bilingual in Spanish, my native language.  I can conduct interviews in both English and Spanish. Reports are completed only in English.  For clients who speak other languages besides English or Spanish, I can work with an interpreter to complete the evaluation interview.

My rate is $150 per hour.  Whether that hour is doing interviews, collaborating with the legal team, writing the report, or traveling to meet the client – including detention centers/ hospitals/ etc.

Charging by the hour allows me, as a clinical expert on Immigration Psychological Evaluations, to invest the time that your case requires to produce a personalized, thought-out, and detailed report.

I cannot see clients for both therapy and Immigration Evaluations as dual relationships are considered unethical. Having the same clinician as therapist and evaluator is considered a dual relationship and compromises the objectivity of the evaluator and therefore the report.