About me

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I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults since 2010. I was born in Colombia, South America and consider myself bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural.

I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process. I believe in the capacity that people have to change and heal. I am committed to empower my clients and offer them hope that things can go better. I like working collaboratively and help people identify and utilize their strengths and recognize their resiliency. 

I have experience working with complex trauma including survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and homelessness. I work with underrepresented populations, immigrants (first and second generation), people that live with the intersection of different identities, people that come from mixed races and backgrounds, and people of color.

The issues that I can offer support with are: trauma caused by large and small events, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), feeling stuck, communication, self-esteem, experiences of racism and discrimination, relational boundaries, anxiety, persistent worry, depression, navigating difficult life transitions, and coping with loss.

I would like to work with you on your current concerns so you can get the relief you deserve and need, as fast as possible. No matter what your situation is, it does not have to stay that way.

B.A. Electronic Engineer – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Cali, Colombia
Masters of Social Work Baylor University
Masters of Divinity Truett Seminary Baylor University
Authors: Helen Harris1, Viviana Urdaneta2, Viviana Triana3, Charity Samantha Vo4, Destinee Walden5, Dennis Myers1
2021 – Playful and Creative Approaches for EMDR Therapy with Latinx Children – book chapter in EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach – 1st Edition. 
2022 –  EMDR Therapy and Consultation with an Intercultural Approach – book chapter in Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy – 2nd Edition
2022 – Cultural and Treatment Considerations When Using EMDR Therapy with Latinx Clients – book chapter in Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy – 2nd Edition

Licensure and Certification
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor, State of Texas (#54183)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California (#71972)
EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR International Association
EMDR Approved Consultant, EMDR International Association

Additional Trainings
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Utilizing Cultural and Community Strengths to End Domestic Violence
Feelings State Addiction Protocol
Successful Project Management
Circle Training from Restorative Justice Practices
DeTUR – Protocol for Desensitization of Triggers and Urges to work with addictions and compulsive behaviors
EMDR with dissociative disorders – The progressive approach
Imaginal Nurturing – Working with attachment
EMDR with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Personality Structure
Global Summit Conference – EMDR Early Intervention and Crisis Response
Global Summit – Interventions for Interpersonal Violence
EMDR 2.0 and Interventions for Complex Trauma
Paths to End Racism
Narrative Therapy
Working with Parents in an EMDR systematic Approach

If you want to schedule, a free 15-minute consultation to see if it is a good fit to work with me, click here