I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 14 years of experience working as a counselor. I am an experienced Forensic Interviewer and a Qualified Mental Health Counselor Supervisor fluent in English and Spanish. I grew up in between Honduras and New Orleans and have traveled extensively around the world, which has given me a broad perspective about life.
I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University in California and worked as a Women’s Dean at a private college for a few years before pursuing my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. For 12 years I worked for the Broward County Nancy J. Cotterman Center (formerly the Sexual Assault Treatment Center) as a senior therapist providing individual, group, and family counseling to victims of sexual abuse and rape of all ages. I conducted Forensic Interviews for children with special needs and children suspected of child on child sexual abuse and I was a Therapeutic Visitation Monitor at OUR House, a Supervised Visitation Program that used to be operated by Broward County Government.
I have a wealth of experience treating victims of violent crimes, rape, sexual abuse and incest. I am also experienced in working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, sexual identity issues, health problems, and relationship issues, as well as other problems. I am particularly passionate about working with teens and their families and have expertise providing parent-child psychotherapy services garnered from my two years working at the University of Miami, Linda Ray Intervention Center.
I am dedicated to providing quality service and believe that client’s benefit the most from treatment when they are actively involved and when treatment is tailored to meet their specific needs. I look forward to working with you and your loved ones.