About Me

I graduated from La Sabana University, Colombia, South America with a degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Education. After moving to the USA, I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from The Notre Dame de Namur University in 1994. I have received training in Multi-Systemic Family Therapy from the Family Services Research Center in South Carolina, and I have 5 years of family systems training (research based approach) as well. I have received full training and certification as an EMDR attachment based clinician from the Parnell Institute in Northern California, trained by Laurel Parnell directly and supervised by Alison Teal. I work with single trauma and attachment based trauma. I have developed four psycho-educational curriculum for parents, youth, new immigrants and a social skills groups for children.

I have worked in prestigious places in which I have grown not only as a therapist but also as a human being. The Giaretto Institute in San Jose California provided me with extensive training in the areas of sexual abuse treatment (youth offenders, victims, and their families) within a format of therapy delivery in which family reunification was the ultimate goal. At Youth Contact in Hillsboro Oregon, I spent five years working as a staff therapist in the areas of family therapy within a systemic approach. I have received invaluable clinical supervision and direction from several strong family system clinicians from the MRI Institute in Palo Alto California. I coordinated the Sex Offender Treatment at Cedar Counseling Center, prestigious mental health agency in Beaverton, Oregon for 8 years. 

I have experience working in many settings including school based,non-profit and private sector agencies, and as a MST provider. Working with adults, couples and families have been also an area of expertise as an outpatient provider for the past 12 years. 

As a warm, supportive therapist,  I provide a safe place for you to explore yourself and the situation, and figure out where to go next.

Phone: 971-226-7155

Fax: 503-526-1752

e-mail: [email protected]

Location:

12250 SW 2nd. St Suite 106

Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Hours:

Mondays 1:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:p.m.

Wednesdays 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m

Saturdays/ per request and depending  on availability