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LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License No: LCSW89314

Welcome to Amy Salgado Therapy

Relational, soul-centered, integrative therapy for adults and youth 14+.

As a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Los Angeles,

I offer virtual, BIPOC-affirming, LGBTQIA+-affirming, sex-positive 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:

Sensitive Souls

Family & Relationship Struggles
Culture, Gender, and Sexual Identity

Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Children of Immigrants

Therapy for Healers


You can also find me on:

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As featured on:

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Background and Approach

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. 

I am a bisexual, Mexican-American therapist, and the first in my family to graduate from college. Growing up, I was always 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 intersectional identities and healing from generational trauma, which allows me to not just provide empathy but also show solidarity with you.

What's most important to me is that we create a refuge for you to feel seen, heard, and understood. I employ an affirming, intuitive, authentic, and thoughtful approach to my practice. I utilize trauma-informed and strengths-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, with an emphasis on mindfulness. 

Whatever your origin, race, culture, sexuality, gender identity, ability, or immigration status, you are safe and welcome here.

When not working, you'll find me reading fiction, enjoying large amounts of iced coffee, going to concerts, practicing yoga, and spending time with my cats, Finnegan and Chaos. 

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I'd love to chat!

Complete the form below to schedule your free15-minute phone consultation. We'll talk about what's bringing you into therapy and get a sense of whether we feel we are a good match. 


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.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Purposeful Giving

A portion of all session fees are donated quarterly in accordance with the values of this therapy practice to the following organizations that I hold near and dear to my heart:

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