Pronouns: she/her/ella

In 2016, I joined the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center as a Staff Psychologist and the Coordinator for services for Latinx students and Liaison to Student Groups. I also lead the Counseling Center Advisory Board (CCAB), which promotes mental health awareness on campus and informs the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

I have over twenty years of experience in the behavioral health field as a clinician, consultant, educator, and mentor. As a seasoned clinician with wide-ranging assessment experience, I have extensive experience working within strength-based, cultural frameworks to reduce barriers to healthcare. I also work to engage individuals and systems to reduce mental health stigma, particularly for those who have been marginalized. My overall commitment to being an empowering agent is the cornerstone of my work.

I received my Ph.D. from Howard University’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program in Washington, D.C. and completed my doctoral residency at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. I obtained my Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Secondary Education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Through a supportive, encouraging, and empowering therapeutic style, I help the individuals I work with develop practical skills to make positive changes in their lives. I utilize an integrative approach primarily drawing from family systems, solution-focused, interpersonal/relational, multicultural, and cognitive-behavioral frameworks. My clinical, research, outreach, and teaching interests include social justice and advocacy, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural adjustment and identity development.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching movies, and dancing.