Maternal Mental Health Counseling
COUNSELING FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM
Depression and Anxiety are the #1 complication of pregnancy and postpartum. If left untreated it can become chronic and serious over time affecting mama and baby at many levels. Fortunately, there is always hope...depression and anxiety are treatable, with proper care and support you will begin to feel better.
Mama remember: You are not alone, you are not to blame, and with help you will recover!
If you answer yes to any of the following questions and the symptoms have lasted longer than 2 weeks please consider seeking out support...
Our goal is to provide a safe and compassionate environment to assess and treat women's mental health needs during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.
Our specialized and advanced training in Perinatal Mood Disorders enables us to utilize evidence based interventions to treat women and ensure they receive the best support and care possible during this most sacred rite of passage. We offer treatment for the spectrum of Perinatal Mood Disorders: Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, PTSD, and evaluation & referral for Postpartum Psychosis.
Counseling Services include:
My holistic approach to healing addresses the whole person mind, body, heart, and spirit. I offer a safe space to grieve, feel, and heal. My therapeutic work incorporates various traditional indigenous wisdom, and eastern wellness teachings along with evidence based psychotherapy techniques such as CBT and EMDR. In addition, I bring a social justice framework into my healing practice addressing the historical trauma many have experienced due to the social, cultural, and political inequalities that to this day continue to negatively affect the mental and emotional wellness of families and communities.
As a therapist my goal is to walk alongside you on your journey of healing and growth. My strength based approach allows me to guide our sessions with compassion and free of judgment. I specialize in
working with families of color and diverse cultural backgrounds, whom encounter everyday stressors
that create barriers to personal success. My experience includes working with children, young adults, families, couples and LGBTQI individuals. In addition to, providing counseling and supportive services to women and men experiencing perinatal and postpartum challenges. My growing passion for couples counseling is motivated by recognizing the pattern of miscommunication and unmet needs of couples, causing distress in marriages and relationships. My goal is to elicit conflict resolution (fighting fair) and effective communication skills amongst couples.
I am a licensed marital and family therapist, board certified art therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and growing up in Mexico City, I have a diverse background and use a multi-systemic lens throughout all my professional roles. Currently I am focused on my PhD in International Psychology, with a concentration in Organization and Systems, at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. After working in various community agencies, in Los Angeles and Portland, with children, teenagers and families, in 2013 I began my art therapy private practice. I worked with couples and families experiencing loss and grief, LGBTQI+, Intimate Partner Violence and immigration issues and dynamics. I use mindfulness in my practice as a way to enhance learning, self-care and guide others to meet their full potential.
I received my MSW degree from California State University San Bernardino with my specialization being in mental health. I have previous experience working with children and adults in different settings on issues regarding mental health. Taking care of your mental health is extremely important, and I believe everyone should have access to mental health services. Sometimes we may need a little help, and that is okay! I am bilingual in Spanish and English, and offer services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner for individuals and families in the Inland Empire.