She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. She was born and raised in Uruguay and moved to the U.S. about ten years ago, so Spanish is her first language. She received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 2014. She then completed an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017.
She has worked as an outpatient therapist where she has been able to gain knowledge and experience in treating a wide range of mental health disorders. Previously, she worked at a bereavement center in Texas where she has gained most of her experience in treating grief and some of the complications that might arise when dealing with this. She has also received extensive training in grief counseling and became a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.
She works with children, adolescents, and adults. As a therapist, she provides a safe environment for individuals who are dealing with grief, anxiety, depression, and life transitions by providing support and helping them to develop coping skills to manage their symptoms.
Because every individual is unique, she utilizes an eclectic approach to be able to meet and adapt to the individual’s needs. She utilizes therapeutic techniques that include, but are not limited to, the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Holistic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness. Moreover, not everyone can express their emotions and struggles through words, so when appropriate, she utilizes Expressive Arts Therapy and Play Therapy techniques to assist in identifying and communicating feelings.