Traci Ishigo, Associate Clinician

traci ishigo (pronouns: they/them, she/her) is a therapist, trauma-informed yoga and meditation teacher, and creative organizer.  As a Buddhist, queer, politicized Japanese American, survivor and Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), traci is committed to deepening the sense of interconnectedness in healing and living with dignity.

Dedicated to sharing a holistic mental health approach, traci is honored to connect with individual and couples clients in private practice.  traci comes from clinical experience of working with many queer, transgender, nonbinary people of color, artists/creatives, activists, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, systems-impacted community members, and individuals who long to shift their relationship to substances and various kinds of addiction. 

traci is also trained as a trauma-informed yoga and meditation teacher, and has shared practice throughout many communities in Los Angeles. Prior to starting her private practice, traci co-founded Vigilant Love, which creates spaces for connection and grassroots movement to ensure the safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence in the greater Los Angeles Area.  As Co-Director of the organization, traci leads efforts on intergenerational solidarity building and creative, healing-centered political programming.

As a therapist, traci provides an inclusive, empowering and compassionate space to navigate life’s complexities and suffering together.  traci’s warm therapeutic approach supports clients in freely exploring their lived experiences and intergenerational history, as well as any emotional and somatic feelings that accompany them. traci believes that therapy can be an opportunity for clients to honor their survival and strengths, claim their own narratives, integrate various healing practices, and connect to a sense of truth that allows for vitality in life. The questions are: how can we co-create a therapeutic experience that is liberating for you?  And how can your relationships and the life you lead care for your well-being? 

traci earned a Master in Social Work (MSW) from University of Southern California and is an Associate Social Worker, ASW #83877 currently working on gaining licensure hours while working under the clinical supervision of Grazel Garcia, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  traci offers sliding scale fees for individuals and couples.  For therapy services, feel free to contact traci by clicking here; you may also contact her directly by visiting their website at; or send her an email at traci@grazelgarciatherapy.comor you may call her at 1-(562)-661-9813

My name is Grazel ("Grey-zel) and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. If you would like to know more about me, please visit my website at

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