- About the SpeakerHello. I am a Latinx therapist based in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. I have extensive experience in conducting workshops and speaking engagements on an array of social science / mental health / life coaching topics such as managing work stress, proactive leadership, fatherhood, feeding the soul, men's mental health issues, and more. I have experience in presenting on these and other topics in English and Spanish.
"Ansiedad y Depresion en Los Hombres" (Spanish)
October 2018 - Parkview Hospital (Riverside CA) June 2019 - Riverside Community Health Foundation (Riverside CA) Keynote speaker at a presentation centered on how anxiety and depression affects men. I shared my personal experience in being a father to newborn children in facing the same issues.
"El es Bien Machista / He's Very Chauvinistic"
September 2019 - California Endowment Center (Los Angeles CA) Presentation at annual Latinx mental health conference centered on how chauvinistic attitudes and toxic masculine behaviors amongst Latinx men can have detrimental effects on their relationships with family, friends, and their communities. Presentation centers on how clinical staff can engage these men in treatment to help them resolve issues impacting influencing their behavior.
Jardines de La Vida / Gardens of Life
September 2018 - California Endowment Center (Los Angeles, CA) Presentation at annual Latinx mental health conference centered on utilizing community gardening as a multi-dimensional approach to addressing low engagement of Latinx communities in mental health treatment. Presentation gave background on the effectiveness of horticulture therapy as well as my experience in launching a successful gardening program for a mental health agency in Pomona, CA.
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