Human beings have extraordinary ways in overcoming adversities that come up in their lives. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be present with people in pivotal moments of their lives - at times of profound discovery and transformation - and helping them pave the way to the life that they both desire and deserve.
If listening and talking were olympic sports, I'd be a gold medalist! I am fascinated with human relationships of all kinds.
What makes us relate in the way that we currently do?
How can we change it?
In which relationships do we thrive and with
which do we still struggle?
I am especially dedicated to helping people in toxic relationships identify their attachment patterns, recognize their core beliefs and help them transition through these toxic relationships and into healthy, fulfilling ones..
I'm an avid reader, coffee drinker, and a never-ending student of psychology.
After getting my bachelor's degree in psychology and starting my clinical internship, I went through an incredibly hard breakup. After going through my own therapeutic process to heal, I learned a whole different side of what it means to embark in the journey of healing.
Later, I applied for a Fulbright Scholarship and got my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling Psychology at the City College of New York. I spent my internship working with survivors of domestic and interpersonal violence. This taught me what it meant to work with trauma and became the basis of my work with toxic relationships.
When I returned to the Dominican Republic, I began work at a group private practice which allowed me to experience the abundance of situations and relationships that come up in group work environments. Realizing this, I decided to expand my work into the world of business relationships - coworkers, interns, administrative staff, clients and the most crucial one of all: OUR OWN RELATIONSHIP WITH WORK! Spoiler alert: your relationship with work can be toxic.
Because, let's face it, work has a very powerful way of seducing us even when we wish we could be doing less. I have found that when people struggle with their relationships, they generally also struggle with their relationship with work.
While my primary focus is currently on individual sessions with one-on-one clients, I frequently host workshops that facilitate healthy relationship dynamics at work, facilitate group therapy, and offer relationship management for corporate environments.
Each client brings a story and each story is quite different from the other. The way in which I do therapy is that I focus in what the person wants to work on and in their life story. During the sessions, we create a treatment plan that works with the objectives we have stablished and those who come up during our work together.
I manage my sessions in a way that adapts to your needs.
This means that I conduct sessions:
- In person
- In Spanish
- In English
My perspective in therapy is that the person is so much more than the issues or the problems that they share. Each person has their stories of strengths, desires, goals and ways of coping. I take all of this in account in each session so we can work in an optimal and profound way.