About

I’ve been a licensed psychologist for over 19 years, focusing on providing culturally-relevant, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive therapy to my fellow Latinx folx. I’m passionate about helping my clients navigate the internal and external obstacles they face in achieving the authentic happiness, balance, and satisfying relationships they want in their lives. As a son of a Mexican immigrant mother and a father from East L.A., I know what it’s like to come out of a working-class family with a lack of resources and mentors, and little more than a burning desire to make something of myself. I’ve had to face the damaging messages I internalized from my own family and from a society that couldn’t see my value as a Latinx. Like so many of us from blue collar families striving toward dreams of a better life, my journey toward the middle-class life that my parents hoped for was a hard-fought process. That fight included a lot of bad decisions as a teen, depression and feelings of failure as a young adult, and hitting rock bottom at the age of 21, which almost ended my life. Giving myself one more chance to change it all, I entered community college, which led me to graduate from USC as a first-generation college student, though I didn’t even have a high school diploma. By the age of 30 I owned a highly successful, nationwide software distribution company in the Silicon Valley. Once I received financial success, however, I let it all go. I knew how to create my dream, and now the dream changed. I then wanted to multiply my success by helping other Latinx create theirs. This is my purpose in life. My practice is guided by my many years of constant training. I’m a Gestalt therapist, who integrates psychodynamic therapy, CBT, mindfulness, trauma-informed theories, and differentiation-based couples therapy. My specialties include:

  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Race and Race-Based Traumatic Stress
  • Relationship and Communication Struggles
  • Stress from Upward Mobilily (from Crossing Class Boundaries)
  • Using Culture, Race, and Class to Successful Navigate White Environments

I provide a safe, non-judgmental, supportive therapeutic space that allows my clients to feel fully expressed and understood, allowing for the traction needed to move forward in life. My style is warm, direct, and honest, and I constantly help develop the strength and resilience that we all need to heal and grow. But much of what I bring to my clients isn’t from my academic training. My new life also led me to become an award-winning photographer, world scuba diver, and a long-time Salsa dancer. Having traveled to over 50 countries, I’ve been all over Latin-America and have spent years there studying indigenous cultures. I’ve sat with shamans talking through the night, worked with ayahuasca and other psychedelics, traveled through the Amazon, and have learned from my fellow Latinx what being Latinx can look like. I’m also the co-president of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), a board member of the Gestalt Training Association of Los Angeles (GTILA), and a board member of Psychologists of Color, Inc. (POC,Inc). You can learn more about me and my practice at www.WebPsych.com. I look forward to connecting with you and learning about your unique path in life!

Licenses
  • License
    Psychologist
  • License Number
    PSY19605
  • State Issued
    California
  • License
    Psychologist
  • License Number
    025562
  • State Issued
    New York
  • License
    Psychologist
  • License Number
    6301019297
  • State Issued
    Michigan
States Licensed In
  • New York, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Vermont, South Dakota
Certificates:

PsyPACT: 15201

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Identities
  • Therapist Pronouns
    He/Him/El
  • Therapist Gender
    Cisgender, Male
  • Migration Background
    Child of Immigrants
Cultural Identities
Indigenous/Native Background

Yaqui and Aztec Tribes

Practice Details
  • Therapist Languages
    Hablo Español
  • Services For
    Couples, Group, Individuals
  • Client Age
    Adults, Young Adults (18-25)
Session Rates

$275

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  • Monday

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    N/A

  • Saturday

    N/A

  • Sunday

    N/A

  • July 19, 2024 2:15 pm local time

Location
  • 222 West 6th Street, San Pedro, California 90731, United States

  • 2001 South Barrington Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90025, United States

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