Iordana Gaytan Gamiz
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 98950
As a Latina, immigrant woman, I recognize the importance of considering each individual’s intersecting identities (race, gender identity, gender expression, culture of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, primary language, disability, etc.) in order to develop a more complete, authentic understanding of my clients. It is through this understanding that a warm, trustful relationship between client and therapist can be nurtured, allowing for a safe space for healing and visibility. I work hard to cultivate this environment, and I do it with a lot of passion.
I am a licensed psychotherapist in Italy, where I lived and practiced until 2007 when I moved to the US. To comply with US standards of education, I went back to school and attained my MA in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. As part of the internship requirement for my degree, I joined the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where I hoped to obtain the best training available. At the LA LGBT Center, not only was I trained by highly experienced clinicians, but I was also immersed in specific work with LGBTQ communities, which impacted my life in ways I had never imagined. Having identified this work as my passion, I continued my training and received group supervision from Elise Turen, Ph.D., ACS, who throughout the years has provided me with essential tools to serve transgender communities, specifically. Today, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California, and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In addition to my work at the Los Angeles Gender Center, I continue to work at the LA LGBT Center as a therapist in the Family Violence Intervention Services (FVIS) program. I specialize in domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) within the LGBTQ communities and am certified in the state of California in Domestic Violence Counseling for Survivors, as well as in Batterer’s Intervention.
My office is in West Hollywood.