I have a Masters in Systems Counseling from Bastyr University and completed my undergraduate studies in Guadalajara, México at the Jesuit University ITESO, majoring in human resources.
I am passionate about human behavior and human relationships. Above all I enjoy helping people understand their own Self, find harmony from the inside out and heal their relationships with others.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I am an Assistant Trainer at the IFS Institute, I have completed the MAPS training as a psychedelic therapist and waiting for that treatment to become lega to practice it. I am currently interested and training in Curanderismo, aka Indigenous Medicine in México. In the past I have I taught parenting classes using Positive Discipline, couples workshops using the 7 Principles to Make Marriage Work (Gottman Institute) and yoga classes.
Over the years I have learned many techniques and theories to do my work, my current favorites include IFS (Internal Family Systems) for individuals and EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy) and IFIO for couples work.
Before working as a therapist in private practice, I worked in several non-profit organizations, including SouthWest Youth and Family Services as a child and family therapist, Refugee Women’s Alliance as a human trafficking department coordinator, Farestart as a homeless youth barista trainer, and FamilyWorks as a family program coordinator. You can find my whole resume on my Linkedin profile.
I am originally from Guadalajara, México and have lived in Seattle since 1999. Nowadays I share my time between those two places. I love learning new things, traveling , eating, and spending time in nature. I’ve been married since 2004 and I am the mother of a young boy.
With a multicultural family myself, I understand how difficult it is to maintain harmony and stability in a complex relationship. I have tested most of the tools that I share with my clients in my own life journey, and I enjoy seeking the right answers and tools for each of my clients.