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Grazel Garcia Psychotherapy & Associates (GGPA) employ clinical associates who are currently in the process of obtaining clinical hours for licensure and under the supervision of Grazel Garcia, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  GGP’s clinical associates offer sliding scale options for individuals, couples and families.  To know more about their approach, please see below. 

Sierra Briscoe, Clinical Associate
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Sierra K. Briscoe, AMFT #111842

Sierra K. Briscoe – she/her/hers, is a sex-positive, kink-aware, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist, and welcoming to all non-traditional relationships and lifestyles.  Sierra considers it an honor to serve her community in this capacity.  Sierra takes a modern, person-centered, and collaborative approach to therapy.  In her practice, she strives to co-create a safe, judgment-free environment that is conducive to moving through emotional blocks, overcoming past traumas, and letting go of patterns that no longer serve you.

Sierra is an EMDR therapist and finds it a useful modality for healing trauma. She enjoys working with womxn, artists, musicians, sex workers, poly people, kinky people, people exploring their sexuality, the LGBTQIA+ community and couples and individuals who feel like they don’t fit into the societal norm.  For Sierra’s full bio, click here.

Sierra received a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge.  Sierra is a registered associate marriage and family therapist #111842 and is currently gaining hours towards her licensure under the clinical supervision of Grazel Garcia, LMFT # 97561.  Sierra offers a sliding scale fee for individuals and couples.  For therapy services, you may book a session with Sierra or call her directly at 1-(818)-437-4403.  You may also visit her website by clicking here.

traci ishigo, Clinical Associate 
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traci ishigo, ASW #83877

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 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.  Continue reading…

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 www.websofwellbeing.com; or send her an email at traci@grazelgarciatherapy.comor you may call her at 1-(562)-661-9813

Damiana Valentini, Clinical Associate 
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Damiana Valentini, AMFT #111136

Prior to Damiana’s work as a therapist, she earned a master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and Conservation in New York City.  With a renewed focus, she received a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  Damiana is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #111136 and has completed her training licensure hours.  She is currently waiting to take her licensure board exams while working under the clinical supervision of Grazel Garcia.

Damiana has been privileged to have the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches — psychodynamic, Gestalt, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) along with mindfulness-based practicesContinue reading…

Damiana offers sliding scale fees for individuals, couples and families. For therapy services, feel free to contact Damiana through me by clicking here; you may also contact her directly by visiting her website at www.damianavalentini.com; or send her an email at damiana@grazelgarciatherapy.comor you may call her at 1-(347)-326-2900

Grazel Garcia,  Founder
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Grazel Garcia, LMFT #97561

Grazel Garcia, Founder of GGPA, attended law school and spent many years working in the legal field.  Grazel took a major shift in her career and received a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge.  

Grazel is a relational expert/EFT Therapist specializing in treating couples utilizing EFT treatment modality.  She is one of the team of helpers providing annual EFT training to other therapists with EFT trainer Silvina Irwin.  She is also an LGBTQI Affirmative therapist,  an Addiction therapist, Domestic Violence Certified therapist and a Brainspotting therapist.  Grazel also works with individuals struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD issues, Grief and Loss/Death and Dying, Fertility Issues, and Substance Use and Substance addiction including Sex and Love addiction.  Continue reading….

To book a session with Grazel, please click here.

In therapy, we will heal wounds and face challenges together.