Xochitl Sandoval, LSW
I believe that we deserve to be the people we envision, however, life circumstances sometimes deter us from this vision. It is in these moments that it is helpful to have a safe and inclusive space to feel, think, and process where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go. Therapy, I believe, is that space. Through the collaborative work of therapy, people often reconnect with their sense of hope and courage, and learn how to exist in the world as their most integrated and centered selves.
As a social worker I utilize a relational and culturally humble lens to create safety and empowerment within the therapeutic relationship. I recognize that we all have many intersecting identities, and so utilize an eclectic approach to meeting the needs of my clients. I believe that the meaning of “healing” is fluid, and so I integrate cognition, emotion, and the physical body in the process.
I am passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma based in oppression, have alcoholism or substance abuse issues, PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I am also passionate about working with people of the LGBTQIA community, sex workers, people in or exploring polyamorous relationships, and people of or exploring the BDSM community. I also have experience working with people experiencing chronic suicidal ideation and self harm.
I am excited to walk with you on your journey.