Welcome

Hey there! My name is Evelynn and I look forward to hearing your story.

I work with people who really want to figure it all out! You know you can do a lot of things successfully, but keep coming back to a lingering feeling that something is off. At work or school, you might be wondering “Do I belong here?” and in relationships, you know you have so much more to say, but it feels hard to expose yourself. Those closest to you might think you have it all together, but you still find yourself feeling like not enough, and feel distracted by the feeling that you have to do more and BE more. You’re good at holding it all together for others, but this is becoming overwhelming, and want a space to untangle the thoughts. This feeling is exhausting, lonely, and frustrating and you’re probably ready to roll up your sleeves and dig a little deeper.

I support people with untangling all of the feelings and thoughts you have, that you know aren’t helping you. We’ll talk about you, your relationships, your family, what the past has been like, and where you want to be. We’ll build on the amazingness that you already have to manage that nagging feeling that you aren’t enough, and not doing enough. Let’s talk!

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About me

I am a Latinx woman (pronouns: she/her/ella), Mexican-American, born in California and a daughter, wife, and mother. Being a first generation lots-of-things, I get it! Showing up, and navigating new spaces can be overwhelming! I have been a practicing therapist in the Bay Area for the past 8 years and believe that therapy should be for everyone. People I work with say they appreciate that they don’t feel judged, and can talk about whatever is on their mind. You can expect for our sessions to sound like an actual conversation vs. feeling talked at, and many people I’ve worked with say they ended up feeling much more at ease than they would have expected.

I have practiced with a wide range of people including children, teens, adults, and parents with diverse backgrounds, on a variety of topics. I’m a social justice advocate, and passionate about working with people from marginalized communities to support healing in traumatized communities. Otherwise, I enjoy lots of coffee, cooking, spending time with my family, and time outside.

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Licensing info

Licensed marriage and family therapist in California – LMFT 111778

Services

My services include individual therapy for busy students, and young professionals navigating work life, friends, relationships, and family. We’ll probably talk about things that happened in the past, where you’re currently at, and where you want to go. My clients enjoy my authentic and real approach, and you can expect to feel like you’re talking to a real person that gets it.

All are welcome in my practice, and my goal is to work with you and collaborate on what healing looks like in the context of your background and identity. I especially welcome those looking for a therapist that gets what it’s like to navigate this world while also dealing with having a marginalized identity.

Video Sessions

My services are set up to accommodate a wide range of schedules, and busy lives. All sessions will be held conveniently via video on a secure and HIPAA-compliant platform. During your intake phone call we’ll be discussing how to access the platform, payment, and how to get the most out of our sessions together.


Have questions about these topics? Schedule a 15 minute conversation to discuss how I may be able to support you with your specific needs.


Qualifications

  • Master of Arts, Counseling-Marriage and Family Therapy – St. Mary’s College of California
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – University of California, Berkeley
  • *Community-based therapist within Alameda County
  • *School-based therapist in Oakland Unified School District
  • *Outpatient grief and bereavement clinic-therapist
  • Licensed marriage and family therapist – CA MFT 111778

Scheduling & Fees

Individual session (50 minutes) – $160 / Couples (75 minutes) – $200 Extended sessions are prorated at this rate.

In efforts to make therapy more accessible, I do offer a sliding scale upon need. Please inquire about availability.

Click here to schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation to discuss working together. I look forward to hearing your story.

Insurance

I do not currently accept insurance but many individuals use their PPO insurance plans to be reimbursed for cost of sessions. Please contact your insurance company if you have any questions about working with an out-of-network provider, and your terms of coverage. You may also use FSA or HSA to pay for sessions.


Supervision & Consultation

I am a practicing BBS licensed therapist in the state of California and qualified to provide clinical supervision to MFT trainees and Associates.
My training background is multi-modal and heavily includes trauma-informed care, somatics, decolonization principles, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness Based approaches, family systems, and culturally responsive care.  Most of my clinical work is focused on intergenerational trauma in marginalized, and BIPOC communities, and  I have a wide range of experience in schools, community mental health, and in private practice.
My approach is culturally responsive, aware, and collaborative. I’ve participated in additional training in culturally responsive clinical supervision with Dr. Kenneth Hardy, and provide support in learning best practices, while also honoring your individual experience. I also provide trainings, and consultation on these topics.
Reach out to see if we’d be a good fit!