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I am the founder and Chief Clinical Director of Blossoming Lotus Therapy LCSW PLLC. I was born in Brooklyn, NY, but I call Queens, NY my home. I am a proud LatinX (Dominican) adult of immigrants. I am also a proud LGBTQIA+ community member. I have co-authored in two books (Latinx in Social Work & Latinx en el area de Trabajo Social). Currently, I serve as an Adjunct Professor for SUNY Old Westbury & SUNY Stonybrook. I am also the NASW-NYC Chair of SOGIE Collective (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression) to assist social workers in providing equitable, LGBTQIA+ affirming services and resources to enhance their scope of practice.
I received my associate’s degree in liberal arts from CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, then my bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology with a minor in student services and counseling from CUNY Queens College. Shortly after, I received my master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. I completed my second master’s degree in human development from Fielding Graduate University in 2021. I am currently a Ph.D candidate attending Fielding Graduate University studying the lived experiences of former foster youth in undergraduate studies.
I am a bilingual clinical social worker (English & Spanish) who has over ten years of social work experience in different capacities. My experiences range from working in a family homeless shelter, foster care settings, school settings, clinic settings and more. My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized service.
My specialities include working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, as well as teaching clinicians and graduate students effective clinical skills to enhance their field of practice. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ community members and their families, the foster care and adoption population, and children /adults of immigrants. I specialize in issues surrounding trauma (sexual trauma & childhood trauma), the teenage years (haha), and family conflict using a somatic-oriented approach.
This is a POLY affirming, LGBTQIA+affirming and Kink affirming practice. I want everyone to feel seen and safe.
I provide surgery assessment letters and do not believe in gatekeeping!
This is a safe place to begin blossoming. I look forward to connecting with you.
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