Amarylis Viera is a queer licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She was born and raised in California with family roots in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Argentina. She is also hard of hearing and believes that acknowledging intersectional identities is an important part of therapy. She received her Master of Social Welfare, with a focus on gerontology, from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare, with a focus on death and dying, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Amarylis has enjoyed being able to learn and grow as a clinician by working in a variety of settings throughout their career. Some of the areas that Amarylis has experience with are providing crisis services at a rape treatment center, educating middle schoolers on consent and sexual assault prevention, helping people navigate the process of adjusting from homelessness to permanent housing, and supporting people dealing with aging or end of life issues. They are committed to being a lifelong learner and encourage your feedback during therapy.
Amarylis works from an anti-racist, community oriented, non-pathologizing framework. They hope that therapy can be a space where you come as you are, ready to be curious about yourself, your relationships and your connection to your environment, and are open to trying to offer yourself as much honesty and kindness as you can.