Hola! My name is Nury Márquez, licensed clinical social worker. I have helped people access equitable mental health services since 2015 and served as a licensed therapist since 2017.
As an immigrant child of immigrant parents, I have first-hand experience with the trauma of migration, a topic that is not often talked about in connection with Mental Health. Having moved to the United States from Mexico with my family as a pre-teen, I grew up attached yet disconnected from the two cultures. I realized that few mental health support services exist for those with similar experiences to mine. This realization motivated me to expand my knowledge about mental health and how it impacts black and indigenous people around me, which led me to understanding myself.
I began to listen to my ancestors and learn more about my indigenous background. I realized the importance of indigenous practices to my well-being and reconnection with the self. This indigenous connection inspired the name of my practice: Papalotl.
Papalotl is the Nahuatl word for butterfly. In Latinx culture, butterflies symbolize the importance of growth, happiness, movement, spirits of loved ones who are deceased, transformation and much more. This symbol also holds importance on a personal level as it guides my therapeutic approach as a reminder that it’s never too late to transform ourselves.
Please reach out if you have any questions. A 15-minute phone consultation can determine how I can support you.