Mental Health Therapist
Isabella was born and raised in San Diego in a Mexican-American household, mostly rooted in Southeast San Diego where her grandparents lived. Growing up, Isabella learned the power of resilience and the beauty of life through the women in her life who empowered her to be the woman she is today. The values and lessons that were instilled in her by these women in her family, along with the needs of her community, were what led Isabella to the field of social work. Isabella received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at California State University, Chico with a minor in women studies, where she also participated in a club dedicated to building awareness about human trafficking and worked with youth at a local middle school as a counseling intern. After graduating from Chico State, Isabella continued her education and attended the University of Nevada, Reno to receive her master’s degree in social work. Isabella knew she thoroughly enjoyed working with youth and believes that more youth could benefit from and deserve a person they could turn to when they need, which is what brought her to Mending Matters. Isabella hopes to be a supportive person for youth when they need a safe space to go to and empower themselves to find their voice through their own journey.
In her personal time, you can find Isabella enjoying new foods, hanging out with her family and friends, doing yoga or some sort of physical activity, walking at the beach, or drinking coffee.