About My Clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. If you are looking to work with me, you are ready to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work as a team. Therapy is hard work. It involves going into the outside world and trying new, often scary things, whether that may be with our partners, families, or even ourselves. It's often by taking ourselves out of our comfort zone, and breaking up those same old patterns that are not working for us, that we truly begin to see change.
My Background and Approach
I am a first-generation US-born Cuban American, with over 20 years experience as therapist and administrator. I have advanced training in family therapy from the Ackerman and Minuchin Institutes for the family, and have practiced with children, families, and adults across three states. In my work with adult clients, I draw from strengths-based therapy types such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT.) Through these, I am able to help you increase your toolbox of skills in dealing with daily stressors, and ultimately, build stronger relationships. In my work with children and families, I focus on the entire family unit, helping you become stronger and more effective executives with your children. This may entail fostering healthier communication, identifying ways to set helpful boundaries, and support you in feeling in charge of difficult parenting decisions with your children.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that therapy is shared experience between therapist and client. I may have the fancy letters after my name, but you are the expert on yourself and your life experience. I am here to be the best version of yourself possible. This includes striving to be the best possible therapist for you, whether you share my personal beliefs or not. I currently serve as a founding admin for the Mental Health Clinicians Action Network of CT (MHCAN-CT), an advocacy group focused to equity in access to mental health services in my state. My practice strongly embraces principles of racial and social justice in every aspect of practice. I always strive to be a better ally to the LGBTQ community, as well as to BBIPOC. My own privilege as a first-generation born Cuban American male has strongly shaped who I am.