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Heal within.
Heal the home.
Heal the world.

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Welcome to Sana Sana Therapy! A space for individuals who are looking to heal from within and build meaningful relationships in their home. My aim is to help destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community through bilingual services, education, and empowering parents to build healing and connection with themselves and with their families. I also provide immigration evaluation services for individuals who need an advocate for ensuring their story and voices are heard. 

The term Sana Sana (Heal Heal..) comes from a traditional saying in Spanish that is said when a child gets hurt or wounded, with the intention that these soothing words will lovingly bring about quick relief and healing. The actual chant goes as: “Sana sana colita de rana, si no sanas hoy, sanaras manana”, which literally translates as “Heal heal little frog butt, if you don’t heal today, you’ll heal tomorrow.” (if you know, you know). This saying is my inspiration to de stigmatize mental health in the Latinx community by incorporating the warmth and heart from our culture into taking care of our mental wounds just as we do with our physical wounds.




I’m a bilingual Psychotherapist who specializes in helping parents who feel stuck in their self-awareness of generational patterns and don’t know what to do next. My approach is to empower by offering education, validation, and new insights into ways they can raise their family more healed than wounded.

For over 10 years I’ve been providing psychotherapy services to individuals and families with a clinical specialty in trauma and parenting in a variety of settings: in the community, at home, schools, hospitals… you name it. Throughout my practice I’ve notice that families succeeded at gaining trust, respect, and sealing healthy bonds with their kids when parents started the journey of introspection, learned tools that felt natural and practical in sessions, and applied these tools to their lives. It's through this process that I've been able to help hundreds of self-councious parents create healed generational cycles with their children and teens.


As healing mama, I understand that parenting is hard! So it’s my priority to offer understanding and grace. I genuinely enjoy working with individual parents/caregivers who believe that having a healthy home starts from healing themselves and then breaking toxic generational cycles. Seeing so many positive outcomes has helped build my passion around this skill.  


As a Latina who grew up undocumented in the US, I offer that extra layer (that extra umph,) in understanding the unique challenges of navigating two cultures and making sense of mental health. I understand the hesitation and vulnerability of opening up to a stranger. This is why my first step in building a therapeutic relationship is to offer a confidential and non-judgmental setting. 


As your therapist, my aim is to honor that you are the expert to your own life and that my role is  to simply collaborate and offer guidance in identifying on your areas of strength, while challenging areas for growth in a warm and compassionate way. With a background in evidenced-based practices, I carefully consider the approach that is best for you while also honoring your voice and needs. With lots of empathy and warm humor, I help clients understand that they are not coming from “broken” place when seeking therapy and that they each have their own unique strengths that will help them cope and manage life’s stressors.

As a human,  I enjoy sipping coffee, collecting records, and sewing handmade dolls for pop up events during Halloween season (sounds creepier than it is, I can assure you). These are just a few of the many aspects that make me tic and I absolutely love to hear all the quirks and interests of my clients.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW #87757



  • Master of Social Work- Clinical Emphasis

  • Bachelor of Psychology

Areas of Specialty:

  • Parenting

  • Trauma

  • Immigration Evaluations

Trainings and skill sets:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained

  • Certified in Immigration Evaluation Advanced Training 

  • Certified in Managing and Adaptive Practices (MAP)

  • Certified in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 


  • California Board of Behavioral Services (BBS)

  • EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP)

  • National Association of Social Work (NASW)

  • Immigration Evaluations Training Center



Though I have enjoyed working with youth throughout my career, I’ve noticed that the best outcomes have been in working with parents who value self-awarness, openness to feedback and willingness to try a different approach with vulnerability. I offer individual therapy to parents want to understand their own triggers, process unresolved trauma and apply new tools in parenthood so that they can end or at least buffer the impact of generational trauma.

Services are offered virtually on a secure HIPAA-compliant platform, offering clients the convenience of saving time and gas from what would be a regular commute.

  • Adults

  • Parenting

  • Trauma 

  • Cultural Stress


(Eye Movement Desensisation Reproecesing)


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) is a clinically researched approach that has been proven to help individuals self heal from trauma and other life stressors through eye movement. When a traumatic experience is lived, it can significantly shape the way our body responds to situations that remind us of that event by impacting the way we feel, the way we think, and the way we react when triggered by our children/teens.  

EMDR can help bridge the gap between thinking we are healed to actually feeling healed. The results show by responding effectively at home. 


As an immigrant who has taken the the rough path towards my current citizenship, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and stressful impact of remaining in the US. This is why I proudly offer a well-written and comprehensive psychological evaluation report, from a trauma-informed lens. There is a growing number of evidence that cases have an significant increase in success rate when psychological evaluations are implemented and for this reason it is an honor for help my clients on their path to remain in the US.

  • Asylum Cases

  • Petitions for Extreme Hardship Waivers 

  • VAWA (Domestic Violence cases)

  • 2 virtual sessions, each lasting 1.5-2 hours,

  • 1 consultation with assigned immigration lawyer

  • A 10-15 page report completed within 4 weeks of initial meeting.

  • A wellness check after each session, along with resources for therapy services if needed

Schedule a free consultation below for more information.


Free 20 minute Consultation

  • $185 - $200

I am an out-of-network provider and do not accept private insurance. Superbills can be provided at the end of every month to your insurance carrier for partial or full compensation. 


 (Payments may be made in 3 installments)

  • $1,200- Standard Evaluation:
    Evaluation sessions and final report completed within 4 weeks.

  • $1,500 – Expedited Evaluation:
    Sessions and report completed within 2 weeks.

Flexible payment plans are available. Please note that immigration evaluations are not covered by insurance.


  • Do you accept insurance?
    As an out-of-network provider, I do not accept insurance. Upon request, I provide a Superbill — a document that can be submitted to private insurances which may partially or fully reimburse you.
  • Why is my insurance not accepted?
    Using insurance is a great way to minimize costs and I empower my clients to make informed decisions that they feel good about. Some individuals prefer to not use their insurance for the following reasons: Compromised confidentiality: Insurances have access to what is discussed in individual sessions to determine eligibility of coverage. They also require and have access to your mental health diagnosis, which may later present as a risk factor to life insurance coverage and or determine the course of future medical coverage. Lack of Control: Private insurances generally determine duration of treatment, frequency, and discharge. Eliminating insurance as the middle-person allows individuals to have a voice and choice in their course of treatment.
  • What goes into the cost of therapy?
    I understand the overwhelming feelings when realizing the costs of services. My hope is that the following points will help guide you. Have you ever been to a wellness provider and felt like a number? I know I have. My mission is to not have my clients feel the same way. Maintaining a full fee allows room for speciality services and for a smaller caseload. This allows more space to carefully customize your experience and make sure you feel catered to. Services fee includes time outside of sessions for documentation, diagnosis, planning on interventions designed to meet each client’s needs, costs for clinical consultations to maintain ethical care and quality of care. Hours of annual required training to keep services up to date. Costs and fees for running services: Monthly fees for running a secure online platform, bookkeeping, scheduling, and other essential administrative tasks. Additional fees go into certifications required for continued practice.
  • How often will we meet?
    Weekly session are required for the first 6 months for individual therapy for youth and adults. The number of sessions per month may be reduced over time. Immigration evaluations require 2 sessions.
  • How long do services last?
    Services typically last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on your circumstances and needs.
  • How do I know I’m ready for Therapy?
    Because it’s such an individualized process, only you would know when you are ready. But if you need some guidance, a good place to start is with a free 20 minute consultation.


Think you're ready? Let's connect!



phone: (909) 451-9767
Available M-Th 9am-6pm PT

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