LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR - ASSOCIATE
SUPERVISED BY: HILARY HERNANDEZ, LPC, LMFT, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
I graduated with my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling through The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), which is a C.A.C.R.E.P. accredited University. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology and minor in sociology from UTEP.
My passion for therapy and understanding the mind came from a young age. My goal to become a therapist came about in high school when I read about one of the first psychologists to focus on child development, and from then on, I knew therapy was the profession I needed to be in.
I have been able to work with children in a variety of settings including tutoring and in
elementary school settings where I was a paraprofessional for kids who were considered ‘at-risk’, and also as an after-school activity leader. The school setting was a wonderful way to connect with kids and their families and I enjoyed giving them more personalized help with their schoolwork and other issues they were encountering.
I really believe that the support system of an individual and family are so important to our all-around well-being. Working together, with my clients, in a comfortable and non-judgmental environment is my goal. If you think I am a good fit to go on this journey with you, please contact me to get started.