Stephanie Tuazon (she/they/siya) is a Pinay/Pilipinx-American therapist (LCSW #84181) seeking to create a healing environment and safer container for those looking to explore their identities, purpose, and authenticity.
They are on unceded Tongva territory (Los Angeles) with parents who immigrated from the Philippines (Tagalog and Kapampangan ancestry). She believes in this time of de-colonization, our mental health is vital to sustain the work we do. Navigating mostly white spaces while balancing familial/cultural values can be challenging and confusing. Experiencing sexual assault or having any of your boundaries pushed beyond your consent is not okay. You are not “crazy.” Spiritual bypassing and limiting yourself to only positive thoughts is problematic. Let’s talk about your shadows and how we can grow with them.
Steph is continuously learning, un-learning,decolonizing, and remembering. Acknowledging that the fields of social work, psychology, and healthcare are rooted in white supremacy, Steph cultivates a very imperfect personal practice with learning Tagalog, community herbalism, kali, dance, tarot, astrology, and participating in mutual aid. But, mostly trying to rest and exist just because.
Steph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. They received their Master of Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles. She has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Sociology with a minor in Gerontology from Mount St. Mary’s University Los Angeles.