Position: Bilingual Clinical Intervention Specialist
What led you to your current position? I started working at Seneca in 2014 after gaining interest in providing mental health services to youth and families. Throughout my experience in multiple Seneca programs, I have seen the need for mental health/advocacy services in the school setting therefore sparking an interest in a school-based program. I am hoping that this position, allows me to advocate and provide a space for youth to focus on their emotional well-being.
What inspires you to do this work? After all this years, one thing that inspires me to continue to do this work is Youth’s and family’s resiliency despite all the challenges/stressors they have experienced. Additionally, being able to provide services in Spanish, inspires me to continue to develop my skill set as a clinician to continue to provide mental health services to this community.
What is an important lesson you’ve learned in this role? To continue to advocate for our youth and families in the educational system.
Share your life motto: Be present and enjoy the little things in life.