In my work with couples I follow the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model, one of the few types of couples therapy with a substantial body of research showing its effectiveness. Couples can get stuck in patterns of interaction that can be toxic and can ruin what once felt like a safe and loving relationship. In our work together we can figure out what’s been keeping you stuck and find new ways of interacting and connecting so that you can finally feel heard and appreciated by your partner. I can help you rebuild trust, safety and connection in your relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. I also received post-graduate clinical training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City, to further specialize in working with couples and families. In addition, I completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and I’m currently undergoing the certification process.
I have over 10 years of clinical experience in multiple settings, including non-profit mental health agencies, private sector programs, government mental health agencies, and academic institutions, most recently at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
I believe the quality of our relationships and bonds to those we love most are crucial to our happiness. I work collaboratively with my clients and I respect that each person is unique and that their behavior makes sense once you understand their particular journey. My clients find me to be warm, empathic, understanding and non-judgmental in our work together. My passion is to strengthen couples and families by helping them heal and emotionally reconnect.
Having traveled extensively and being originally from Peru, I’m fluent in Spanish and maintain a successful multicultural private practice. All lifestyles are welcome.
Are you feeling, lost, hurt, like you are not actually being heard by the one you love most? Are you tired of the constant fighting and resulting emotional distance? You may be feeling frustrated and hopeless, as if you just can’t ever get it right with your partner.
I can help you rebuild trust, safety and connection in your relationship. You will understand what has kept you stuck and find new ways to communicate and connect so that you can finally feel heard and appreciated by your partner. We all need to feel close and connected to the one we love most, and we need to feel important and valued by them. When we are emotionally disconnected from our partner, the relationship can become a source of profound stress and pain.