I'm a Therapist, Brother,
music & fitness lover
I am a licensed School Counselor and on my way to becoming a licensed Mental Health Counselor. Born in the Bronx and raised in Washington Heights, I am a first-generation son to two Dominican immigrant parents. Within the community I grew up in and currently serve, I have faced many challenges. From a young age, I had a curious mind and wanted to learn more about the things that make us who we are. Although my parents worked together, I was often placed in a position to take care of my two sisters and mom.
After college, I lost one of my best friends and it ultimately changed my life forever. I found out about the challenges he faced and wanted to do some soul-searching of my own when it came to what I wanted to do in life. I had felt a need to give back to my community and help those with everyday challenges. Since then, I have helped give back through the educational system and have worked with young students as a School Counselor.
Through therapy, I learned how important it is to have a healthy support system and to have those whom you could go to whenever in need. I believe that it is in my soul, and in my DNA, to be a therapist and explore ourselves on a spiritual level. We all come from different parts of the world, yet we are all one:
Humans at the end of the day.
I help children and adolescents adjust through challenging and difficult life transitions.
My goal is to offer children & adolescents a therapeutic environment where they can feel free to be themselves and communicate the things they may otherwise keep inside.
Meet them where they are and work on developing their trust
Support them as they develop their unique understanding of their journeys and experiences
Help them feel cared for, respected, and validated so that they may feel confident in embodying who they truly are
Honor their autonomy and let them direct our time together in the most helpful way to them and at their speed
Provide empathic direction and guidance when needed
I am bilingual and can communicate fluently in Spanish, I support children and adolescents with:
Changes to the family unit
Foster care/ Adoption
School or Academic issues
I also support the general public with general mental health concerns.
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