Hi, I'm Orlando!

I believe everyone has the potential to heal and discover their inner guide. As your therapist, I'll honor your past, acknowledge your present, and inspire a brighter future. Our therapy sessions will be a space where you can express your thoughts, emotions, and ideas without any limitations. My aim is to help you find your voice, develop coping skills, and gain new perspectives so that you can make choices that align with your personal values.

My role is to support you on your journey and guide you towards your personal growth and healing goals. We'll work together in a non-judgmental and supportive environment, where you'll discover that everyone is recovering from something and has the ability to overcome anything standing in their way of becoming their true selves.

My background and orientation
California / AMFT #131514

I hold a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Trauma Studies from Pacific Oaks College and am currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Latinx Mental Health at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles. Throughout my career in community mental health, I've worked with adults, couples, and families and have helped them address depression, anxiety, trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship conflicts, grief, loss, anger, codependency, addiction, and recovery.

My counseling approach is holistic and integrative, centered around who you are as a person. I use a combination of psychodynamic therapy, strength-based therapy, attachment approach, ACT, CBT, EMDR techniques and DBT, depending on your individual needs. We'll work together to identify patterns that may be contributing to your difficulties and help you achieve a more fulfilling life.

In addition to therapy, I'm a musician who enjoys playing the saxophone, guitar, piano, and harmonica. I believe that music speaks a language that transcends words and touches the heart and soul.

I'm an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, supervised by Erika Moreira, LMFT #101392. I'm here to help, so please don't hesitate to reach out.