Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I am from Brazil where I received a clinical psychologist license in 1998 (Brazilian Psychology Board). My training and education come from PUC-RS in Brazil and my areas of concentration were Clinical and Organizational psychology. Currently, I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and member of the American Counseling Association. I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish. I specialize in adolescents and adults dealing with life crisis, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, phobias, marital and relationship problems (including GLBT issues). My intensive professional training and education, allows me to combine a psychoanalytical vision with cognitive-behavioral interventions in a humanistic and empathic approach. I believe in the uniqueness of individuals and therefore in the flexibility of techniques in a sensitive and non judgmental style.
I utilize sense of humor to guide clients through insights; I am very dynamic and make use of analogies to help clients visualize their problems in a more concrete and manageable way. My goal is to assist clients find their inner strength and the appropriate tools to manage presenting crisis; but more importantly, to guide my clients in comprehending how and why their conflicts originated so that they can become their own experts in identifying possible triggers and the best coping skills to deal with life challenges.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.