I am a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in loss, trauma, and family issues with children, adolescents and adults, in English and Spanish. I use integrative, strengths-focused, evidenced-based therapy. I believe that humans are inherently wired for resilience though, in particular contexts, our former healthy coping skills may suddenly prevent us from returning to our adaptive core. In therapy, I urge patients to learn to experience and tolerate emotions and access their instinctive coping capacities to build a flexible mindset. This method allows us to uncover our strengths and deepen their sense of hope, leading to lives filled with with sparks of vitality and exuberance.