I have a Masters in Systems Counseling from Bastyr University. I 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 and their relationships with others.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I teach parenting classes using the Positive Discipline Technique, couples workshops using the 7 Principles to Make Marriage Work (Gottman Institute) and I am a certified yoga instructor.
Over the years I have learned many techniques and theories to do my work, some of my favorites include EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy) for couples and IFS (Internal Family Systems) for individual 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, Mexico and I have lived in the US since 1999. I love learning new things, traveling , eating, and spending time in nature (that’s why I love Seattle!). 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.