About

Trauma informed. Culturally Sensitive.

 
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Training & Credentials

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensed by California's Board of Behavioral Sciences. My clinical training includes working with adults (up to age 66), children (ages 4-17), families, and leading children’s groups including expressive arts groups, social skills and yoga/mindfulness training. I have worked in various clinical settings: outpatient clinic, agency clinic, domestic violence shelter, school district,and community based settings. I have extensive experience working with trauma (abuse, domestic violence, acculturation, and recent trauma). I have also completed state certified domestic violence counselor training. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in nonprofit management in East Bay and for a fast paced Silicon Valley based start-up. 

 

Education

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Latino Counseling

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
B.A. Sociology

Professional Affiliations

• Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

• Licensed Member, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

• Professional Member, Division on Filipino Americans, Asian American Psychological Association

Languages

• English, Spanish, conversational Tagalog

Licensure

• MFT # 104555, Board of Behavioral Sciences, California

Recent Workshops & Awards

• Health Advocate Award, Santa Clara County’s Office of Women’s Policy/Commission on the Status of Women, August 2018

• Guest Speaker on Trauma and Culture, University of San Francisco's Counseling Psychology Trauma class, July 2018

• Distinguished Service in Multicultural Training in Psychology (YWCA of Silicon Valley Healing Center), Palo Alto University, June 2018

• Holistic Health Workshop, Women of Color Conference: Self-Care, San Jose, May 2018