LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License No: LCSW89314
Welcome to Amy Salgado Therapy
RELATIONAL, INTEGRATIVE, & SOUL-CENTERED
As a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Los Angeles,
I offer virtual, BIPOC-affirming, LGBTQIA2S+-affirming, sex-positive therapy services to support meaningful healing and long-lasting growth.
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
Sonya Renee Taylor
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
I hold space for:
Family & Relationship Struggles
Culture, Gender, and Sexual Identity
Grief & Loss
Children of Immigrants
Therapy for Healers
I understand that needs are always evolving.
Together we may focus on:
Tuning Into Your Body
Identifying and Expressing Needs/Wants
Healing From Shame
Intergenerational Trauma and Conflict
Embracing and Accepting Yourself
*And more depending on what you'd like to bring to the therapy "room."
This space is entirely for you, especially all parts of you.
READ MORE ABOUT MY VALUES HERE:
BACKGROUND & APPROACH
Every day, I strive to be the person that I needed when I was a teenager, full of doubt and insecurities. That's why I became a therapist, to offer to others what I felt I needed at a difficult time in my own life.
You'll recognize this passion in the work we do together.
I am a bisexual, Mexican-American therapist, and the first in my family to graduate from college. Growing up, I was deeply immersed in music, stories, poetry, and culture. I was born and raised in Southern California and witnessed the adversity my parents faced when working endlessly and tirelessly. I grew up feeling the weight of family and societal expectations, placing others' emotions before my own, and striving to find my place in this world. My life has been centered around navigating my own revered intersectional identities and continuing to learn and heal from generational trauma. I am a product of my ancestors. All of this allows me to provide deep compassion, but also show up in solidarity with you, truly.
As a therapist, my purpose is to help you delve into every aspect of your identity, even those that have been othered, shamed, or suppressed, and to encourage you in the process of embracing and valuing yourself more completely. We will look at cultural factors and forms of oppression that have impacted how you view yourself and how you may relate to the world. I place great value on collective healing. I am especially passionate about supporting Latinx, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
What's most important to me is that we create a refuge for you to feel seen, heard, and understood. I emphasize an affirming, intuitive, authentic, and thoughtful approach to my practice. My values and practices are anti-racist and anti-oppressive, always.
Whatever your origin, race, culture, sexuality, gender identity, ability, or immigration status, you are safe and welcome here.
When I'm not working, you'll find me reading, enjoying large amounts of iced coffee, dancing at concerts, practicing yoga, and spending time with my cats, Finnegan and Chaos.
If this at all connects with you,
we may be a good fit!
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I invite you to reach out to get a glimpse of what therapy with me will be like. We'll talk about what's bringing you to therapy and get a sense of whether we feel we are a good match. I want to make sure that you feel like therapy with me is affirming and empowering.
When you're ready, complete the form below to schedule your free15-minute phone consultation today!
VIRTUAL THERAPY ONLY AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUAL YOUTH AND ADULTS IN CALIFORNIA.
If you are currently in crisis or experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room in the company of a trusted loved one.