I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University, and my M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. I completed my predoctoral internship and residency training at Oregon Health & Science University. I am licensed as a psychologist by the Oregon Board of Psychologists. My training and professional experience has focused on children and families experiencing a variety of issues including, but not limited to trauma (including intergenerational trauma and historical loss), early-childhood attachment disruptions and maltreatment, neurodevelopmental disorders and mood disorders.
As a bilingual, Latina psychologist of Puerto Rican and Cuban descents, I have a passion and commitment to providing culturally responsive services to all clients, though much of my work has emphasized addressing service inequities and culturally-specific service provision in Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Prior to joining MindSights, I served as Associate Professor at Portland State University School of Social Work, where I was a Principal Investigator on numerous children’s mental health grants using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) model with tribal and Latinx communities (both rural and urban). In addition to providing clinical services at Mindsights, I am the Director of Culturally Responsive Care, integrating attention to the cultural context for all of the children we serve at Mindsights.
Office Phone: 503-222-0707, ext 2309
Oregon License #1595
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Master of Arts, Developmental Psychology
Columbia University, Teachers College
New York, NY
Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race)
Oregon Psychological Association
National Latinx Psychological Association