About

Hi, I am Alejandra (she/her). Proud Latinx from Colombia, South America.  After working for several years with different inpatient and outpatient mental health organizations, I realized that I wanted to create a unique therapeutic space to work with Latinxs and particularly, Latinx women. This is why I decided to create Shaya Psychotherapy. The word Shaya comes from the Quechua language, spoken in South America, and means, “The woman that always stands tall” or “Erguida, La que siempre se mantiene en pie.” This word perfectly aligns with my goal of offering a safe space for Latinx women to celebrate and embrace our culture while addressing aspects of their lives that are keeping them from thriving. This therapeutic space is a judgement-free zone where you can safely talk about your concerns, challenges, and fears. I understand the unique struggles that we as Latinxs face day by day and I want to be able to provide you with strategies and tools that really work for you. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, culturally-humble, and trauma-informed. I have solid training in trauma-focused therapy including Trauma-focused behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Phase-based trauma treatment, and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). Additionally, I incorporate elements of social justice, racial trauma healing, mindfulness, and other mind-body-soul techniques. I also like to explore the power and influence of ancestral healing and intergenerational healing practices. I recognize the value of ancestral knowledge as part of the  healing journey  of communities of color. Sessions are conducted in English and/or Spanish. I acknowledge the unique needs of bilingual individuals and the advantages of communicating  our memories, thoughts, and emotions in the language these were originally stored or experienced.

Licenses
  • License
    Licensed Professional Counselor
  • License Number
    73333
  • State Issued
    Texas
Certificates:

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), STRONG STAR Network Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Provider

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Identities
  • Therapist Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers
  • Therapist Gender
    Female
Cultural Identities
Practice Details
  • Therapist Languages
    Hablo Español
  • Services For
    Family, Individuals
  • Client Age
    Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Session Rates

165-185

Closed
Today: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Toggle Weekly Schedule
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    Closed

  • May 22, 2024 12:05 am local time

Location
  • 3403 West T C Jester Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77018, United States

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