MA, LMFT, CST (she- ella [spanish])

I identify as a collaborative and nurturing Latina therapist who honors her clients’ experiences with compassion, permission giving and accountability. My cultural background informs my non-judgemental, person-centered, trauma-informed therapeutic approach. When addressing your current experiences, I will always consider the impact of the larger context of your family and culture. This means I view individuals in the context of their relationships and their interactions with others. I believe that all of us have the ability to reclaim our stories; it would be my honor to help you rewrite yours.

What You Can Expect

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, it will be my honor to work with you toward your goals with an approach that is respectful, kind, and encouraging. I view therapy as a gift that we give to ourselves, a gift of knowledge and self-discovery. I am humorous and transparent, so you can expect my authenticity to show up in the way I work with clients and in the way I build therapeutic relationships. If you work with me, you will have someone in your corner who will be there to support you, challenge you, and celebrate you.
I particularly enjoy working with clients who experience sexual health concerns (vaginismus, vulvodynia, painful sex, and intercourse, erectile and ejaculatory concerns, orgasmic difficulties), who have a history of religious sexual shame, anxiety or depression, or who are experiencing concerns related to sexuality – pregnancy and birth. Overall, I love working with clients who want to explore and learn more about themselves through a sex therapy lens.

My Story

I was born in Mexico where I spent all my formative years expanding on my prime taco knowledge. Prior to obtaining my Masters in Couple and Family Therapy and moving to the US, I double majored in Psychopedagogy and Family Sciences in Mexico City. My first language is Spanish but I grew up speaking English as a second language. I am a spiritual person and was raised in the Catholic Faith so I love exploring the intersection between sexuality and religion. I particularly enjoy supporting clients in this kind of work just as much as I enjoy supporting interracial and intercultural relationships in gaining more awareness about themselves. Especially how their different lived experiences show up in their relationship. As one half of an intercultural couple I know how fun and how interesting things can be ;)


Charcuterie boards, Arts and crafts, Disco music, Thrifting, Collecting vintage cameras & fountain pens, Lighthouses and Carousels

Books I Suggest


  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Gottman level 1 with John and Julie Gotman by The Gottman Institute
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Premarital Facilitator – PREPARE/ENRICH 
  • Clinical work with consensual non-monogamous relationships – Nancy Owen 
  • Understanding consensual non-monogamy and polyamorous relationships for mental health profesionals – AASECT 
  • Wheel of Consent (Betty Martin) – Katie Spatarro 
  • Sex and cannabis for sexualth health professionals – Chelsea Cebara
  • Treating Kinky Couples with Competence & Compassion – Neil Cannon 
  • Expansive therapeutic Education (Trans clients) – Joey and Megan from Transmission Wellness 
  • Commitment Prep/Premarital Training – Fiona O’Farrell – Adaptive Counseling
  • Islam and Sexuality – Bina Bahktiar
  • Gottman level 2 – The Gottman Institute 
  • Childless Affirmative Therapy – Katie Maynard

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