Charity is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing her doctorate to continue growing and become the best clinician possible for her clients. Before moving to Austiin, she received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego, and her B.A. in Psychology from her hometown of El Paso, TX. Charity has experience working with veterans who have substance addictions, in a psychiatric hospital with adolescents and adults, and serving transitional youth in college.
Her passion for mental health was ignited during her first semester of college, over 10 years ago. Charity believes that life is full of challenges, and individuals can often feel isolated in these moments. She feels everyone deserves a space where they are free to be heard and listened to. In her clinical work, Charity uses person-centered and strengths-based approaches in her multiculturally responsive care.
Charity thinks it is important for her clients to know that she genuinely wants to be here at Vida Clinic and believes it’s an honor to get to know each person she sits with in therapy. She welcomes feedback from clients so that she can collaborate toward reaching goals. In her free time, she likes to practice mindfulness, keep active by doing yoga or going for walks, listening to music and spending time with loved ones.
Vida Clinic partners with organizations and individuals to provide a range of high quality clinical mental health services that includes individual, family, group counseling; teletherapy services; consultation services for professional organizations including schools and culture-building experiences.