About

I am a daughter of immigrants; a daughter of the diaspora; a wounded healer; an intellectual, spiritual, and queer chingon@. These are a few of my identities that influence how I interact and experience the world around me. My therapeutic work is deeply influenced by these identities and the stories attached to them: past and present. My parents are El Salvadoran immigrants. They migrated to the U.S. during the El Salvadoran civil war and made their new home in South Central Los Angeles. I was born and raised in Los Angeles with a large Central American refugee community. My formation there naturally led me to healing work for myself, family, and community. In 2011, I moved to Washington State and I began sprouting roots throughout King and Pierce County. I graduated with an AA in Psychology from Highline College, a BA in Psychology and minor in Law, Societies and Justice from the University of Washington, and a Master’s in Social Work with a Latinx Specialization from the University of Washington. I am an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker under the supervision of Diana Mena, LICSW. In 2018 I co-founded COMIDA, a Central American healing and empowerment youth program rooted in connection through traditional foods. In 2021, I founded Girasol Counseling, PLLC where I am committed to the work of decolonizing both myself and my healing practices. I have worked with nonprofit agencies, school systems,  and in community mental health for over seven years. I continue to provide case management, family/community advocacy, and therapy for marginalized populations and communities of color. My work aims for the de-stigmatization and decolonization of mental health; and advocates for collective healing practices that are grounded in liberation, culture, and spirituality. I am a firm believer in collective healing: the power of connection, belonging, and love. Like a Girasol, I believe that we must look to each other for our collective liberation.

Type of Immigration Evaluations Provided
  • Asylum, T-Visa, U-Visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Licenses
  • License
    MSW, MHP, LSWAIC
  • License Number
    SC 61093289
  • State Issued
    Washington
States Licensed In
  • Washington
Certificates:

Certificate in Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies 2022; Curanderismo: Traditional Healing Using Plants 2022; Institute for Creative Mindfulness: BIPOC EMDR Training; Family SoulCollage, 2023

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Identities
  • Therapist Gender
    Female
  • LGBTQ+ Identifiers
    Queer
Cultural Identities
Practice Details
  • Therapist Languages
    Hablo Español
  • Services For
    Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
  • Client Age
    Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Young Adults (18-25), Children (6 to 10)
Session Rates

Individual: $165 per 50 minute session. Couples: $185 per 60 minute session. Family: $185 per 60 minute session. Group or Workshops: Please contact for more information.

Open
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    9:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • July 19, 2024 2:57 pm local time

Location
    latinx therapy

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