Dr. Portillo is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has expertise in treating sleep and sexual health concerns, relationship conflict, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. She maintains an awareness of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practices and enjoys working with culturally diverse populations.
Dr. Portillo creates a safe space for patients to explore concerns and develop greater insight into themselves, their relationships, and their experiences. She collaborates with patients to establish treatment goals and focuses on their strengths in developing and discovering the skills they need to optimize wellbeing. She utilizes tools and techniques to increase self-awareness, manage/reduce symptoms, and increase self-efficacy. She helps patients identify their values and goals and align themselves accordingly so that they can live a more valued and meaningful life. She also integrates a holistic mind-body approach that views the interactions between them as inherently linked and when appropriate provides mindfulness interventions to target the mind-body connection.
Dr. Portillo sees patients in the East Bay, San Francisco and via telemedicine across the state of California. Dr. Portillo completed her pre-doctoral internship at Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco.