I'm a bilingual (Spanish) Florida licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples looking to transform their lives. I strongly believe that each difficult situation we experience is an opportunity for personal growth, and to live a more fulfilling and joyful existence.
I obtained both, my Bachelor's in Psychology and Master's in Mental Health Counseling degrees from Argosy University School of Professional Psychology in February 2007.
I completed my internship at a domestic violence shelter, where I received specialized domestic violence training. During this time, I provided individual and family counseling to victims/survivors and their families, and also facilitated support groups for the victims.
For 7 years I provided therapeutic services to children and families (including bilingual families) while working for a Hillsborough County government funded program. I served as Clinical Supervisor for a residential program offering mental health services to migrant children from Central America, while also providing them with counseling and psychoeducational groups. I also provided therapeutic services to children and adults of sexual abuse.
I'm originally a New Yorker, but made Tampa, FL my home in 1990. I love animals, and my favorite pastime is spending time with my two rat terriers, Wiggles and Molly.
I'm very passionate about my work, and when I reach the end of my journey, I'd like to do so with the thought that I helped someone make a difference in their own life and the lives of others, and that I contributed to making this world a better place for the generations to come.