"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people." -Ephesians 6:7
Individual and family Therapy
Dr. Novoa offers therapy for children, adolescents, families and young adults. She is bilingual (Spanish/English) and offers services in Spanish. She utilizes an integrative approach and tailors her work to each client’s unique story. Her main goal is to meet clients where they are and help them to overcome different life challenges by building upon their strengths.
When working with children and adolescents, Dr. Novoa works collaboratively with parents and their child/adolescent in order to maintain and strengthen the family unit. Dr. Novoa also tailors her work to the child’s developmental stage, incorporating art, play and visuals to help the child express and understand their feelings.
When working with young adults, Dr. Novoa works together with the client to establish their goals and build upon their current strengths as they continue to develop their identity and independence.
Dr. Novoa is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and works closely with the child/adolescent and their families through the healing process of trauma, as trauma does not just impact the child/adolescent, but it also impacts the family.
Dr. Novoa is skilled in helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, providing parenting support, autism and grief. In addition, she works with life transitions and with issues around spirituality. Dr. Novoa is a Catholic Christian therapist, and at your request, she will also incorporate spiritual support into your therapy work.
Faith Based Counseling
Dr. Novoa is a Catholic Christian therapist, and at your request, will incorporate spiritual support into your therapy work. Dr. Novoa follows the teachings of the church closely in her daily life and applies these values to the work. Dr. Novoa carefully analyzes and incorporates both psychological and spiritual work when working from a faith based perspective. She believes that it is important to be aware of both our mental health needs and spiritual needs, without invalidating one or the other.
Consultation and Workshops
Dr. Novoa offers different forms of consultation for professionals in the same field, or in other fields (schools, workplace, church parishes). Consultation can consist of case consultation or of how to better support the mental health needs of a population in a particular setting.
Workshops and talks can also be arranged, based on the needs of the community.