I am here to tell you that seeking help and guidance regarding your mental and emotional
health is okay. As a Bi-Racial Black and Mexican, Heterosexual, cisgender man, who grew up in a
multicultural home, I understand the many barriers and stigmas associated with seeking mental
health treatment. I had to challenge many of those cultural barriers, giving me a unique life
experience and the ability to offer insight and perspective to those facing similar circumstances.
Through years of education and personal experience, I have found that so much of what BIPOC
communities experience is a trauma-related response to our personal, familial, societal,
community, historical, and generational traumas.
I believe all things are connected as it relates to our lived experience; mental, physical,
relational, and community health can influence how we see the world. Your perspective of the
world and life experiences may have you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or PTSD. I
believe that therapy is one of the avenues you should explore for better health and well-being.
My approach to therapy is holistic and empathetic, and developing a strong therapeutic
relationship is my priority. My therapeutic philosophy and holistic approach involve solution-
focused and cognitive behavior therapy-based models. I will listen and guide you towards
developing resiliency in whatever life has presented you with. I will be with you during your
courageous journey to better health.
At this time, I am open to working with individuals of all backgrounds aged 12+, couples,
polycules, and families. I have a specific passion for working with those who:
*Have current, past, or generational traumas.
*Are navigating and questioning complex cultural beliefs and identities.
*Struggling with Stress, Anxiety, or depression.
* First responders needing support, struggling with work-related stress, or response to
*Current or former athletes and young adults navigating the transition from being an
athlete into adulthood.
* Learning the importance of integrating physical, emotional, and mental health.
I am a licensed police officer of nearly 12 years and a student at Adler Graduate School. I am
close to receiving my masters in Marriage, Couples; Family therapy. In my free time, I am a head coach of a youth football team and currently the vice president of the football club. I serve my community on the east side of Saint Paul to use sports as a guide and tool for youth to
develop the proper mental, emotional, and relational skills to be successfully prepared for what
life experiences they may face.
Phone: (612) 888-7783