My therapeutic work is grounded in two overarching principles: mindfulness-based approaches and culturally competent practices. I provide therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Compassion techniques, Guided Imagery, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and other Somatic based interventions.
LGBTQ Counseling includes an approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and relationships and addresses the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of LGBTQ clients.
Latin/e & BIPOC Counseling
Providing counseling to clients that identify within a minority group may include (but not limited to) identity development, intersection of identities, systemic trauma and minority stress, acculturation, family and generational differences, and first generation students.
It takes courage to be willing to work through trauma. I take a trauma informed approach with any client I support, and it is especially true for those ready to heal from trauma. I am intentional in providing a safe and supportive space in order to establish a sense of safety, the foundation for healing.
Welcome to Calma Counseling and Wellness LLC.
I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe space in which we can explore all aspects of our being in order to express our most authentic selves. I have a passion for empowering individuals within their own bodies and experiences, as well as to make therapeutic safe spaces more accessible to all.
It is my intention and honor to walk with you along your journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and healing.
Creo que todos merecemos tener un espacio seguro en donde podamos explorar todo los aspectos de nuestro ser y así poder expresarlo a su nivel más auténtico.
Mi pasión es fortalecer a cada individuo en el contexto de su propio ser ,cuerpo y experiencia , y a la misma vez , facilitando un espacio terapéutico más seguro y accesible.
Para mi es un privilegio el poder caminar juntos en esta experiencia de fortalecimiento, conocimiento de sí mismo, y recuperación emocional.
I help treat anxiety disorders first and foremost by providing compassion and understanding within a therapeutic relationship. I offer different therapeutic techniques to explore which treatment would be the best option for one’s personal needs.
Somatic Based Issues
I do work with clients in order to process the emotional and mental impact that pain, chronic illness, psychosomatic diagnosis, or negative self-image may have on their life.
My expertise in working with youth stems from years of experience. This includes working in non-profit agencies focused on the intersection between child welfare and mental health, advocating for families involved in several systems.