About Me

Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
In practice since 2013.

Serving individuals located in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Verified Affiliations:

Hello, my name is Carlota!

I am a social justice advocate; a believer in science; a fierce and overly-obsessed dog mom to two wacky pups; an immigrant; and steadfast in my conviction that we have a fundamental obligation to help one another if we have the means and capacity to do so.

I embrace evidence-based and research-supported therapies, while also honoring the power of the therapeutic relationship and process. I am whole-heartedly with you on this journey. I know that coming to therapy is a profound undertaking. Introspection, change, and confronting avoidance are hard, and so I strive to provide a safe, authentic, and collaborative environment that honors your story, experience, and identity with compassion and without judgment; I strive to be worthy of bearing witness to your story.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual trauma
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Life transitions

Training and Certifications

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-D)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) for Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for PTSD in children and teens


UC Berkeley

Washington University in St. Louis,
Brown School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)