I earned a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2014. Since then, I have practiced individual, family, and group therapy in a number of different settings including community mental health clinics, schools, and community advocacy agencies.

I believe that my role as a therapist is to build a compassionate and reflective partnership with you, so that we can work together to build insight and identify ways in which you can guide and own your healing and transformation.   I have specialized my work to focus on healing the impact of trauma and interpersonal betrayals, which may manifest as anxiety, depression, or self harming behaviors.

As a bilingual and bicultural clinician, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families as they build insight, work to create healthier relationships, identify and utilize resources and resilience, and process individual and communal trauma. I especially enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and parents, and have been intentional about building my competency in working with individuals who identify as Latinx, African American, and Queer folk.
Please feel free to email me at achavez@mqatherapy.com with any questions or to schedule an appointment.