As a counselor-in-training, I provided individual counseling to children, adolescents, and adults at crisis counseling centers and private practice. I supported clients dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, suicidal ideation, and trauma. I had the privilege of counseling women who were survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I also served the Spanish- speaking community in need of bilingual therapy.
Additionally, I have experience working as a research assistant at a transgender health research lab at the University of Houston and volunteered at community events for trans youth and their families. These invaluable experiences taught me the challenges this population faces and the need for affirmative, empathic, and competent mental health providers.