When I graduated from Medical School in Mexico and started my private practice as a physician, I quickly realized that my patients were looking for more than my services regarding their medical conditions — they also needed to be listened to about their emotional needs on their quest for healing and well-being beyond their physical illnesses. I have been very fortunate to practice for more than 17 years in different places, from small towns to big cities, hospitals and offices, communities, schools and non-profits, and I found something in common when treating all my patients: the need for genuine connection. Patients included children living in the streets, housewives, teenagers, senior citizens, migrants, business owners, professionals and students, and all of them shared the same concerns about their relationships.
Currently, my path has led me to the great community of Austin, in the heart of Texas, and I am very pleased to offer my services as psychotherapist (LCDC). I enjoy treating persons with domestic/family violence, anger management and substance use issues (including legal problems), as well as working with friends or relatives of persons suffering from addiction (codependency). I am a native Spanish speaker and my passion is to help the Latino/Hispanic community, but I also feel culturally sensitive/competent to help people from other cultural backgrounds.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I believe in supporting local and sustainable initiatives that promote cultural diversity and environmental awareness. I feel proud to be part of this global community offering my sincere intention to be kind, grateful and supportive, especially for those who has been historically marginalized.
- Medical Doctor Degree by Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, México.
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor by Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas, US.
- Active member of the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society – AGPS
- International Member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine – ASAM
- Board Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor by Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and Mexican Certification Board for Professionals in Addiction. Alcoholism and Tobacco. And International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium IC&RC. Texas, US.
- Battering Intervention and Prevention Program Accreditation by Texas Department of Criminal Justice / Community Justice Assistance Division
- Other Diplomas in Medicine and Addictions Counseling.