Hola, my name is Evelyn Mejia, I am a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, born in Guatemala and raised in San Francisco's Mission district.
I help First-generation (aka Firstgen) folks and children of immigrants like myself, unpack early childhood wounds & intergenerational trauma, gain clarity around their needs and reconnect with themselves in order develop skills such as boundary setting and emotional/nervous system regulation in order to implement needed changes in their lives, so they can continue to thrive!
Some of the areas of focus I support clients in include: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, generational trauma, inner child (childhood) healing, biculturalism, parenting, life transitions (grief & loss) and relationships.
I believe therapy should be a safe, supportive, collaborative and challenging-enough space, where my role is to support your individual healing process. Therefore, my approach is deeply relational and informed by decolonizing and holistic practices. Focusing on building safety and trust in our working relationship because the quality of the therapeutic relationship is essential to the overall therapeutic experience.
To aid clients in their process, I use both a cultural and trauma lens and implement elements from different therapeutic modalities I have learned throughout my over ten years of experience. Some of the modalities that I incorporate into my work are attachment-based, psychodynamic, narrative, mindfulness, somatic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
In addition to psychotherapy services, I also provide trauma-based evaluations for immigration cases such as asylum, U-visa, VAWA, T-visa, hardship waivers.
I encourage you to book a consultation call and get a feel for me, I look forward to connecting!