At Pinkerton Psychotherapy, I am here as a compassionate witness to your story, helping you to heal, grow and thrive.
I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can embark on a transformative journey towards empowerment, resilience, and wholeness. I hold a deep belief in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and its capacity to heal from even the most challenging experiences. Whether you’re facing past traumas, anxiety, life stressors, or any other emotional difficulties, I am here to guide you towards healing and recovery using various trauma-informed modalities. I utilize a strengths-based, culturally sensitive approach to champion my clients in their journey to return to their truest selves.
I’m a Houston native who went west for my education, receiving my Bachelor’s in International Studies and Spanish at Pepperdine University, and completing my Master’s in Social Work at University of Southern California with an emphasis in Children, Youth and Families. I’ve lived and traveled throughout Latin America and am passionate about providing services in Spanish as a bilingual clinician. I began my career in California working in community-based services that have ranged from settings such as residential treatment facilities, intensive home-based services, foster care, and adoption. I came back to my hometown of Houston a few years ago and continue to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in youth and young adult mental health and trauma.
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), both of which are the gold standard for trauma treatment. Using a client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with those who have experienced childhood abuse, neglect, trafficking, domestic violence, immigration-related issues, and LGBTQ+ related issues. I support my clients not only with processing their trauma, but also by developing practical coping strategies, enhancing healthy relationships, practicing self-care, reconnecting to your physical body and emotions, and clarifying goals. What drives me every day is seeing the light in my client’s eyes when they realize their inner strength. It’s truly an honor to be a witness to my client’s stories and help them establish peace and joy in their lives.
I invite you to take the first step towards healing and growth. Together, we can navigate the path to a brighter and more resilient you.