I am a board-certified family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with experience in pediatrics, hospice, family practice, primary care, infectious disease, and LGBTQIA+ healthcare. I am bilingual in Spanish and pride myself on providing culturally competent care to my patients, regardless of the culture they identify with. I am passionate about destigmatizing mental healthcare and providing equitable care to the best of my ability to my patients.
I have experience working with patients across the lifespan with the most focus on patients in their late teens to 60s. I also have particular interest in patients who identify as being part of a marginalized community and patients who are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’ of healthcare.
I use a non-judgmental, holistic, culturally competent, patient-centered, trauma-informed approach when helping my patients. I pride myself on meeting the patient where they are and empathizing with them. I focus primarily on medication management but also enjoy providing patient education and brief talk therapy.
I know it can take a lot of courage and energy to overcome various obstacles to seek mental health care. I view my role as a privilege to be able to join a patient on their journey at a vulnerable time in their lives. We will work together to ensure you are heard, your questions are answered, and create an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals.