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Tatyana Foltz, LCSW
- CA BBS LCSW | 73986
- | (if applicable)
- 1625 The Alameda Ave Suite 203 San Jose, California 95126
- (301) 375-0084
About Tatyana Foltz LCSW
- ACA/Codependency, Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Grief and Loss, HIV/AIDS, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Self Harm/Self Injury, Sex Work, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Womens Concerns
- ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee, Supervision/Consultation
- CBT, EMDR Therapy, Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Feminist
- Cisgender Female, Other/Self-identify
- White/European American, Other
Early on, I knew I wanted to work with those who are regaining their lives after something most would prefer to not even think about. However it is all too common this to become a part of our narratives. These were narratives I grew up with due to being born into a Russian-American family. I heard about war, famine, forced and voluntary migration, family (of choice and blood), love and hope. I noticed, as you may have in your own live, the people who were more open about their experiences had more fulfilling relationships and less addiction. Seeing these differences allowed me to see the power of human connection, communication and the power of the unspoken secrets.
For years I have been a clinical service provider collaborating with individuals who have survived trauma. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, gaining my Masters of Social Work at Howard University. When starting I worked with refugees supporting them in transition to the DC metro area. Then worked in clinical settings specific for those who experienced interpersonal violence including not limited to sexual assault and/or dating violence. In many of these settings, I noticed that there were fewer services centering LGBTQ+ and Black folks. This was in DC! I ensured that I would affirm, continue to build the skills and knowledge to best collaborate with these communities. This was critical when collaborating with those who survived human trafficking. I respect that sex work and human trafficking are different.
More about my Gender and Sexual Affirming Therapy
Is being a member of the LGBTQ+ community important to you and your identity? Then it is to me too. Figuring out if and how to come out to yourself and others? I have and will continue to hold space for those discovering themselves and possible communities. Discovering you are interested in exploring kink, polyamory, and/or your relationship with sex work as an individual, or introduce it to an established relationship? Therapy can support you navigate these new spaces and experiences.
Let's say you are well-established in the LGBTQ+ community, it does not mean you do not have concerns and history that is influenced by your LGBTQ+ identity. This can include but not be limited to family dynamics, marginalization within your communities (BIPOC and/or Bi/Pan/Asexual/ Poly in LGBTQ+ spaces, places of worship, work), feelings of self-worth, minority stress, difficult relationships and break-up. I am affirming of all gender and sexual variance including not limited to those in non-monogamous, kinky relationships and/or those in the sex industry.
I create space that allow and encourage people to be honest and honor their experiences. This is why about 50% of my clients identify as LGBTQ+ compared to 4% in Santa Clara County. I would like to talk to you.