I am a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples with various mental health diagnoses and life struggles. I strive to help you, your child or teen, or your family find what a life worth living means to each one of you and figure out steps to get there when life may seem too overwhelming or hopeless. I am committed and passionate about bringing a realistic and transparent approach to therapy in order to work towards overcoming life’s challenges together as a team and figure out goals to create a more meaningful and balanced life. Together, we can find the balance between the parts of life where we have to accept and the areas where change is possible to move forward and feel less stuck. I received my B.A. from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and then my M.S. in clinical psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy. My master’s thesis focused on examining cultural and ethnic differences in the use of sexual deception among college students. Through my years of training at 2 different community mental health clinics, I found my passion in working with underserved children, adolescents, and their families using evidence-based treatments to assist in improving their mental well-being and help them function better in their lives. As a licensed clinician working at a local children’s hospital, I continue to strive to hone in my skill set when working with a more acute population to not only stabilize, but also to help them thrive, specifically using dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My areas of expertise include dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, functional family therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, parent training, couples therapy, and group therapy.