Mental Health, movement & nature, salud mental, Self Care, walk and talk

Walk and Talk Sessions: Connecting with the benefits of movement & nature’s healings

Looking for a way to feel refreshed (mind & body) after your therapy session? Does the idea of sitting in front of a computer screen or inside an office for an hour keep you from starting the work you want to do in therapy? Or are you feeling stuck with the direction in therapy? Then Walk and Talk sessions may be a right fit for you. Here is a quick Q&A to help you determine if this is the right service. For a free 15 min phone consultation for a walk and talk session in Orange County, California contact me at 949-385-3013.

Mental Health

Cafe con emocion podcast

Have you checked out our season 1 podcast episodes!

Cafe con Emocion podcast was created to magnify the voices of nuestra gente the Latinx community. Highlighting the social, emotional, political and economic barriers while bridging the gap to access to holistic approaches to mental health.

Check out our season 1 on holistic approaches to mental health!


Mental Health, Parenting

The Journey Of A First Generation College Student

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Imagine being clear on the path you want to take but unsure of what direction to go and unsure of what is needed on this journey. Imagine picking up a map to help you navigate this new journey but easily getting overwhelmed with the multiple tasks and possibilities. When you reach out for support from your loved ones, you realize their support may be limited as this is a new journey for them too. When there is lack of support and guidance, the initial feeling of excitement and achievement can quickly be replaced with Anxiety and stress.

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Early Childhood, Mental Health, Prevention

E-Thoughts: Nurturing Healthy Relationships At An Early Age.

As a therapist and a parent, I often think about how to teach children (my own included) to learn as much as they can about their bodies so that they can have a positive sexual health. How do I nurture and strengthen our communication so that if they were ever victims of any type of abuse (emotionally, physically or mentally) they could feel safe enough to Continue reading “E-Thoughts: Nurturing Healthy Relationships At An Early Age.”

Early Childhood, Mental Health, Parenting

Preventing Sibling Rivalry During Early Childhood


Early childhood relationships such as (parent, sibling, grandparents, etc.) can serve as a template for all future adult relationships. Through these early childhood interactions, a child learns about boundaries, safety, sharing, and the foundations of forming attachments.  These relationship models provide us with learning opportunities. A child may observe their parent’s behavior across several social settings. Through observation and trial and error they may learn how to create and maintain those relationships. Continue reading “Preventing Sibling Rivalry During Early Childhood”

Mental Health, social justice

APATHY: In Mental Illness and Social Issues

Remember when the bagger at the market would ask, “paper or plastic?”  It was a reminder of how a simple conscious choice we could make to benefit the environment. It takes about 1000 years for a plastic bag to degrade; when discarded and burned, toxic gases are emitted onto the atmosphere. Plastic has negative effects not only on the atmosphere, but also on the environment. When we make a conscious choice, we choose not to ignore the effects of our actions and take personal responsibility. Continue reading “APATHY: In Mental Illness and Social Issues”

Mental Health

The Misconceptions Of Being A Feminist


There is a common misconception that to identify as a feminist you must abandon certain parts of yourself that contradict the stereotypical image of being a feminist. Just the other day I came across a magazine article titled “Can Feminist Wear Makeup?” Focusing on how a feminist should look undermines the thoughts, actions, and most importantly, the histories of feminism. The modern feminist movement as we know it, began in the 1960’s with the struggle to bring women’s rights (including reproductive rights, fair and equitable wages, divorce and child custody laws, etc.) to the forefront of our society and break the cycle of oppression. Continue reading “The Misconceptions Of Being A Feminist”