I was born in Chicago and moved to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, very near the U.S. border, when I was five years old. By age 14, my family moved to Wisconsin and I became a first-generation college student who first pursued a degree in biochemistry at UW-La Crosse. I sought counseling when I had trouble adjusting to college life and quickly discovered the field was dominated by white women who did not understand my language, culture, and experiences. Later I was matched with a Spanish-speaking intern, and my entire therapy and college experience improved dramatically. I realized that I was called to fill the gap in connecting Latinx people and mental health providers. Today I am a bilingual English-Spanish resident therapist within Centro Esperanza at Samaritan. I strive to meet people where they are and build trusting therapeutic relationships that help my clients healthfully accept and adapt to the challenges in their lives. I currently see children age six and up, adults, and couples. My special interests are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life adjustments, trauma, anger management, chronic conditions, cross-cultural conflicts, and religious/spiritual journeys. In my free time, I like tarot card readings, pursuing my dream of becoming a Jungian psychoanalyst, and spending time with my partner.