Silvia Sandoval (she/they)

Accepting Clients

I have 20 years of experience serving underserved and underrepresented communities--trans/non-binary, kink, polyamory.

Psychotherapist in ,

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My clients are individuals who seek support in managing personal and familial relationships within context of trauma, coming out and transitioning. I am grateful to my clients for letting me be part of their journey and for their trust. My clients are individuals and couples whose lives are impacted by formal and informal systems of oppression, white supremacy, ethno-racial trauma and migration, just to name a few.

My Background and Approach

I provide tools to clients that will help manage difficult situations throughout their lifespan. Through an intimate professional relationship clients gain self-awareness leading to positive relationships with others. I provide a space to discuss and process the traumatic effects of racism, transphobia, xenophobia, misogyny, classism along with other aspects of oppression that persons of underrepresented groups and communities of color experience on a daily basis. I take into account interpersonal, historical, intergenerational and collective trauma and its effects on the psyche. My approach to care is culturally humble and responsive, trans-affirmative, respectful and at times jovial.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that mental health access should be readily available especially for people of color. For example, I often hear how difficult it is to find trans-affirming therapists of color so I want to be part of the solution and work towards facilitating that process. Based on my research on the experiences of people of color in psychotherapy I learned the importance of not only talking about identity or race but to look at the intersection of the two on mental health. I don't want clients to feel they have to settle. I believe strongly in advocating for people who live in the shadows and work in underground economies and who want more out of life. I believe in research with PoC communities to increase representation and visibility to positively impact policy and practice. My personal experience as an immigrant and PoC informs every aspect of my daily life.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol

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