Dr. Sanchez is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety and trauma related disorders. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a PsyD. in Psychology from California Southern University. Her doctoral project focused on the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in women using integrative methods.
Dr. Sanchez has worked in a variety of settings including; low-cost community clinics, nonprofit, and private practice. She has a special connection to helping others work through anxiety, self-blame, perfectionism, guilt, grief, stress, interpersonal struggles, self-doubt, trauma, and relationship and self-esteem issues. Dr. Sanchez has training in narrative therapy, feminist therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and EMDR.
As a clinician, she takes into special consideration the role of family expectations, gender, age, societal and cultural norms and the way in which they impact mental health. Dr. Sanchez believes that the client is the expert in their own lives and holds the capabilities to impact their wellbeing. Through each therapeutic journey she uses a combination of her therapeutic training, intuition, and empathic skills to work as a bridge to assist clients in connecting to their own deeper wisdom. It is through this wisdom that clients can become reintroduced to their preferred identities and ways of living. Dr. Sanchez hopes to destigmatize mental health issues and empower her clients to rediscover their values, meaning, and unique truths.
Dr. Sanchez currently serves as the Assistant Director of Pepperdine’s Online Master’s in Clinical Psychology Program. She has taught various courses including interpersonal skills and group therapy, practicum, and theories of counseling and psychotherapy.
- BA, California State University, San Marcos
- MA, Pepperdine University GSEP
- PsyD, California Southern University