Meet Claudia, a therapist who provides services to Y-WE youth through our Healing Justice Collective! Claudia’s private practice is called Girasol Counseling and she focuses on spiritual healing and advocacy work for communities of color.
In a society that often discourages taking up space, Y-WE programs encourage young people to be who they are, and that their voices matter. Gabi shares that Y-WE taught her to prioritize her wellness and express herself authentically.
Shaniah Andal came to Y-WE as an eighth grader and has now participated in several Y-WE programs including our summer intertnship at Marra Farm. By feeling safe, she has built confidence in her voice and leadership during her time at Y-WE.
Mille Byrd is one of the therapists actively holding spots for Y-WE youth through our Healing Justice Collective. She has a trauma-informed approach and an extensive background working with domestic violence and sexual exploitation survivors.
Meet Akshita, a therapist who provides services to Y-WE youth through our Healing Justice Collective and our partnership with Whole Valley Therapy. Akshita’s practice is guided by principles of anti-oppression, anti-racism, harm reduction, and collective liberation.
Andrea Martinez is a recent Y-WE graduate and culinary school graduate who stepped into her leadership this summer as a facilitator for Y-WE Create. After learning to take creative risks at Y-WE programs, she wants to teach others to do the same.