Hola, my name is Evelyn Mejia, I am a first generation, bilingual and bicultural Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, born in Guatemala and raised in San Francisco's Mission district.
I specialize in working with Firstgeneration (aka Firstgen) Latin@s in exploring their bicultural experience, unpacking trauma, unlearning internalized programing and learning true self expression, so they can thrive, not just survive!
Some of the areas of focus that I support clients through include: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, generational trauma, inner child (childhood) healing, biculturalism, parenting, life transitions and relationships
My approach is also deeply informed by theories and practices of decolonizing psychotherapy and healing. This includes working from a deeply relational, holistic and somatic perspective. 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 because I don't believe one modality fits all and because I believe every client is unique, as is their healing and their needs. Attachment-based, psychodynamic, narrative, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are some of the therapeutic modalities that I incorporate in my work with clients.
In addition to psychotherapy services, I also provide immigration evaluations for trauma immigration cases such as U-visas and asylum.
I look forward to connecting!