I was born and raised in the southwest side of Chicago. My parents were immigrants from Mexico and I am the oldest of my siblings. I will always be thankful for the support and help my parents provided to me. I take advantage of each opportunity. My persistence and motivation helped me become who I am today. When I was in high school, I commuted to Lincoln Park High School which was about an hour's commute each way in public transportation. I enjoyed my experience there due to the cultural exposure and variety the school offered. I truly believe the school helped me in becoming who I am and being open to all people and what each individual brings.
I have work experience in the child welfare field. I have worked with kids ranging in all ages. I have worked with individuals with special needs, kids who have Individual Education plans, complex medical needs, criminal backgrounds, immigration difficulties, and separation from their caregivers. I've guided the older youth in obtaining independence goals and identifying necessary resources to help them be successful when returning to their caregiver is not an option. I have experience in working with adults who have struggled with domestic violence and substance use. I have helped families who have involvement with the Department of Children and Family Services. I've worked with families in trying to get their children returned to their care in addition to families who have adopted youth.
I completed my Bachelors in Psychology and in Sociology with an emphasis in criminology at Northern Illinois University. I am currently pursuing my Master in Social Work at Governors State University.
I enjoy traveling adventures whether is catching a flight or hitting the road. I like to explore and learn about different places and their history. I love to listen to a variety of music whether it’s in English or Spanish. I appreciate downtime and take advantage of being able to stay home with my daughters by doing movie nights and playtime. I recently started getting back to my catholic faith, so I am looking forward to learning about it as an adult.
Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Behavior issues, Family Conflict, Depression, Coping Skills, Grief, Stress, Racial Identity
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Aetna Better Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community, Meridian, IL Medicaid,
1550 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60605