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Daniel Domaguin

Clinical Supervisor

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Scorpio

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I'm a second-generation Ilokano immigrant, born and raised in Tiipai/southern Kumeyaay territory (south San Diego, CA). My family is originally from the Ilocandia region on the island of Luzon, the Philippines. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and my Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. I have been serving California’s American Indian/Alaska Native communities through behavioral health programming as a clinical social worker since 2009. I try to incorporate transformative justice and anti-oppression theory into my practice as a trainer, supervisor and clinician. Outside of work, I enjoy Mother Nature, crafting, martial arts, improvisational comedy, random trivia, and baking copious amounts of pastries.

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Malakai Coté

Clinical Supervisor

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Virgo

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I am from golden fields of wheat, rural humid breezes, Naismith’s hoops, and a Civil Rights hub of promise. I finished the journey to California that began before my birth. My ancestors moved through and between Louisiana, Tennessee, Kansas, and Missouri - with a stolen genesis. They provided me with my endowment of fortitude, faith, hardiness, and insight. I arrived at the Gender Health Center because I believe that everyone in our community deserves to be seen, held, respected, appreciated, celebrated and healed. Unfortunately, due to societal stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and the willful ignorance of providers, compassionate and effective services are often not readily available for queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, and gender creative people. My work as a psychologist, educator, and clinical supervisor seeks to change this reality. Since 2014, I have supervised interns at the GHC. I approach supervision from an integrative developmental lens and an emancipatory communitarian orientation. The rhythms of my little love Pocket the dog keep me honest and allows me to practice kindness and patience. I thank her every day for that opportunity. When I was a kid, I hummed (like a little motor) as I played soccer and basketball. You may find me humming along on my outdoor runs - a habit that I would never relinquish.

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Zoe Reyes

Clinical Supervisor

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Gemini

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I’ve been providing therapeutic services since 2005. I utilize a strength-based approach not just in my role as a clinician, but also in my role as a clinical supervisor. I encourage trainees and interns I work with to begin developing their own therapeutic style, incorporating skills they’ve learned in school with their own creative personality which forms a unique approach when supporting community members. On my free time I love rock climbing, live hula, and paint little rocks with messages of hope and joy that I like to leave all around Sacramento for people to find so they can smile.

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Adriana Joyner

Clinical Supervisor

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Gemini

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Practicing in the Sacramento Area as a therapist since 2002, I draw heavily from relational and mindfulness-based approaches as a clinician and clinical supervisor. I have a passion for supporting people in leading authentic lives, especially around their gender and sexuality; this common mission is what drew me to the Gender Health Center in 2016 as a clinical supervisor. In my free time, I’m probably hanging out with my child or cats, gardening, or searching for new chia pets or unique art work at a thrift store.

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Yvette Rodriguez

Clinical Supervisor

She/Her/Hers

Virgo

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I am from the Sacramento area and have lived here most of my life. I've attended CRC, UCD, and CSU Sacramento. I am an individual with lived experience of metal illness and in my youth I received free community counseling which saved and changed my life! I have worked in both metal health and social work services for over 18 years and have provided direct services either as a social worker or therapist for over 15 years. I am passionate about mental health/social work and strongly believe that all community members should have access to mental health counseling services, regardless of their socio-economic status. Through volunteering at GHC I feel that I can help community members get access to needed counseling services they may not otherwise have access to and I can contribute (in a small way) positively to my community. I believe that we all (every individual) have a purpose in life and in our communities; we all deserve love, dignity, acceptance and an opportunity to reach our highest potential and live our best life--counseling is one way to get there!

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Florence Soares-Dabalos

Clinical Supervisor

She/Her/Hers

Scorpio

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Like all of us, I have many roles and identities. To list a few, I am a grand-daughter of immigrants from the Azores and Mexico, a daughter of parents who lived traditional gender roles, I am an older sister of a brother who is also a friend, and I am a dog mom. I was raised with Mexican cultural influences that led me to legally change my last name to reflect my bi-cultural identity. When I was in high school, I had teachers and school advisors tell me I was not college material which fueled me to earn my Master's of Science in Marriage Family Child Counseling in 1997. In 2005, I became a Clinical Supervisor and have enjoyed mentoring others in the counseling profession. Between 2012-2014, I worked at Gender Health Center as a Clinical Supervisor and I'm happy to be back. Currently, I teach at Sac State in the Counselor Ed master's program and I'm the Client Support Counselor at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital where I support stressed and/or grieving animal owners and pet parents.

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Elitas “Mazzy” Chirwa

Counselor (Intern)

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I was born in a city called Kitwe in Zambia. It is considered one of the 55 countries in Africa. I migrated to Sacramento, Calif. in July 1999 where I went on to become a naturalized US citizen in 2007. After graduating from the University of Phoenix (UOP) Sacramento Valley campus, with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services in 2017, I immediately enrolled in a master’s program at the same college. I graduate with a Master of Science (MS) degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy (MFT) October 2020. I work with especially transgender, gender queer, non-binary, polyamorous couples, and other non-conforming communities. I love running, dancing, swimming, and recently, I just learned how to ride a bicycle. It is never too late to discover something new!

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Linda Loessberg-Zahl

Counselor (Intern)

She/Her/Hers

Virgo

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As a child I lived in multiple U.S. states, in addition to The Philippines and Japan.  My adult advocacy has taken me to the West Bank, Fiji, and El Salvador.  These experiences have given me a deep respect for other cultures and for communities that have been marginalized and targeted.  I am in my final year of a master’s degree in counseling at Sac State.  I have had the honor of working with, learning from, and advocating alongside members of the LGBTQIA+ community, migrants, victims of violence, and persons of color.  I am committed to lifelong learning and working for greater justice, safety, and equity for all people.

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Abbi Abshire

Counselor (Intern)

(She/Her)

Cancer

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Hi, I’m Abbi, I grew up and lived around Sacramento on occupied Nisenan land for most of my life and currently reside in the Pocket on occupied Patwin land. I’m an MFT intern from Alliant International University. As a therapist, I practice from a Narrative framework. My own values tend to be influenced from various radical socialist philosophies with their anti-hierarchical, social justice-oriented views and understanding of intersecting oppressive systems. I try to incorporate this to help build stories that empower themselves; even if, or especially if, that means challenging me.

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Chioko Grevious

Counselor (Intern)

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Gemini

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Hi, I’m Chioko Grevious (She/Her/Hers). My name is Japanese and it means “Child of the Earth.” I am a student intern from the University of San Francisco, Sacramento Branch. Chioko grew up in a small town near Chico, CA has lived in Sacramento since 2000. She attended Sacramento State University and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree. Chioko also has her Master’s degree in public health and she is the founder of the annual Black Women’s Health and Wellness Conference, Sacramento. Chioko is excited to become a Narrative Therapy practitioner! Chioko is interested in exploring generational trauma and the effects on families of color. In her free time, she enjoys court shows, photography, riding bikes with her son, walking her dog, Berkeley and spending time with her husband.

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Tabria Broadway

Counselor (Intern)

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I am currently finishing up my last year at the University of San Francisco, Sacramento branch campus, majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed my Associate's degree in psychology at American River College and transferred to California State University, Sacramento, where I received my Bachelor's degree in psychology. In my spare time, I loves spending time with my family and friends, catching a movie, and attending concerts. I enjoy working with community members from various backgrounds and age groups. I'm interested in working with community members who have experienced trauma and are ready to heal. I believe everyone should have a safe and warm welcoming space where they can be seen, heard, and validated, and able to talk through life difficulties.

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Katya Mills

Counselor (Intern)

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Katya (she/they) has been volunteering at GHC since 2017 and, being nonbinary, considers GHC more than just a place to work but rather a planet they call HOME. Back in 2007 they peer-facilitated UGU -- United Genders of the Universe! -- groups at the Pacific Center in Berkeley. They found community and comradery where before they knew only loneliness and heartache. They are a hopelessly creative Aquarius. They have self-published several BOOKS of fiction with themes of friendship, alienation, addiction, recovery, and identity formation. They love reading, writing, mindfulness, running, and hiking. They also lead a Regional Support Team of case workers at another local non-profit. Narrative Therapy has been a super sweet style to inform their own unique way of showing up for community and community members.

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Monday - Friday 12 - 3

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Monday - Friday 10 - 8

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Monday - Friday 10 - 8

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