I am a bilingual and bicultural Latino American Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, and certified employee assistance professional with 20 plus years of experience. I have a strong background in CBT/behavioral activation, and motivational interviewing. My main approach is to provide needed rapport, active listening, empathic understanding, and an effective therapeutic alliance that will provide support and motivation to make positive change in my client's lives.
How I stay healthy and happy
I have a wonderful significant other and our love is very supportive and enhancing to me. I have an amazing 19-year-old daughter and we go out to dinners and to the beach often, she shares her life with me. I go power walking and jogging outdoors almost every day as well as other exercises. I have close family relationships and close friendships.
I have a master's degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven Conn.
Other languages spoken
Yes, my first language is Spanish and I can understand some Brazilian Portuguese.
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