Mental Health Therapist, M.Ed., LMHCA, NCC Español
I define therapy as an opportunity to engage in self-reflection and learn how to overcome personal and relational struggles by developing long-term tools. Approaching therapy as a collaborative relationship, I seek to guide individuals through their journey of self-awareness and self-discovery.
My approach is multidisciplinary in nature, meaning that it is guided by my client’s needs, goals and strengths. I employ a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities to meet these with some being Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Mindfulness, Client-centered and Solution-Focused Therapies. My method to treatment is rooted in empathy, human rights, and a strength-based approach. I understand how each person participates in a variety of communities that impact how they feel, behave, make decisions, and cope with difficulties. I find it essential to learn about those communities and the role individuals play in them. In treatment, the client and I will identify how he/she/they manages difficult or challenging life circumstances, and work to change or enhance these strategies. Specifically, I collaborate with clients to enhance self-awareness and self-compassion; develop and maintain healthy relationships; communicate well in different situations; and make decisions that improve their own health and well-being and allow them to contribute effectively to their communities.
I have experience working with diverse individuals managing Autism Spectrum Disorder, adjustment issues, relationships, anxiety, depression, identity formation, and behavioral difficulties in school and/or home. In addition, I have been influenced by personal experiences such as being bi-cultural, bi-lingual, an immigrant, a spouse, growing up in a blended family, and experiencing the death of close family members. I have a genuine interest to continue working with diverse populations across settings helping clients realize their inner resources and achieve optimal emotional and mental health well-being.
Years in practice: Since 2016
School: Seattle University
Year Graduated: 2017
License No. and State: MC60815312 Washington
Languages: English and Spanish
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Does Yesenia sound like the right fit for you? She sees clients on Monday thru Thursday from 10am-6pm. Contact us now to set up an appointment.
Phone: (253) 363-8853