Ivonne specializes in trauma treatment and has experience working with child and adult survivors of domestic abuse and other types of trauma. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. Ivonne started college with plans to become a high school math teacher. But during her first student teaching assignment, she realized she was much more interested in helping her students improve their mental health, so she decided to pursue social work. Ivonne is from Chile originally and immigrated to the United States at age 29. She loves being able to draw on her own experience as an immigrant while helping clients and appreciates that Holy Cross Ministries offers wraparound services to assist clients with a wide variety of basic needs. In her free time, Ivonne enjoys spending time in nature, especially near lakes, rivers and oceans.