Lupita is a bilingual and Mexican American psychotherapist raised in South Bay LA; she has lived in the community most of her life, in areas such as Lennox, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, and Lawndale. She took a short break from the South Bay to move to Berkeley for her undergraduate career at the University of California, Berkeley. Born and raised in a Latinx family, she absorbed her family’s examples and spirit of humility, hard work, and dedication to helping one another.
Upon graduation, she decided to stay local for graduate school in order to get her internship training with individuals and families around the community. She completed her Master of Arts at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA. Currently, she is a psychotherapist for adolescents, adults, and couples.
Her thesis and research interests focus on Latinas experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression due to their internal struggles related to the many roles they have such as being a mother, a daughter, a student, an employee, a friend, a sister, an aunt, or any other role. A lifelong student herself, she has received training in various evidenced based therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy. She enjoys working with ethnically diverse populations specializing in working with young professionals and college-aged individuals.
She currently works as a therapist in a college setting, is a first-generation college alumna, and enjoys coaching other college students interested in pursuing a higher education in the mental health field. Additionally, she is a private practice psychotherapist working with students and young professionals in Gardena, CA.
- Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
- Certified in the following evidenced-based practices: Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Ind-CBT), Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), & Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT): licensed member
- Long Beach- South Bay CAMFT chapter: licensed member
- Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
- Cal Alumni Association
- UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association