Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 124939
Hi folks, My name is Glenn Ontiveros (all pronouns). I am a Two-Spirit individual who carries a passion to see folks from the LGBTQQIA2S+ communities, folks who come from low-income communities, or who find themselves now part of a low-income community, folks who identify as part of a marginalized ethnic group, and folks with any other marginalized identity succeed in life by their own definitions and achieve the goals that they wish to set for themselves despite what obstacles may exist. With a sensitivity to the ways societal oppression influences a person’s and community’s experience of mental and emotional health, I’m continuously humbled by the ways each of us experience reality differently and strive to always be curious about each individual’s unique experience. By acknowledging and making room for every part of you that you bring to our relationship, I believe it allows a deeper connection between member and therapist, as well as a more authentic healing space for folks to feel safe to open up and grow.A bit about me: I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, received my BA in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, then came back to San Francisco for my MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I’ve been working as a therapist since 2015 and have gained my experience working first at an outpatient treatment center for male-identified queer adults, and later in various settings working with youth and families providing behavior modification and individual and family therapy. My specialties include: depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation/thoughts, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), historical/intergenerational trauma, LGBTQQIA2S+-specific challenges, and more. I use an eclectic theoretical approach when working with folks, which enables us to practice various tools, strategies, and avenues to healing. Some of these include evidence-based approaches such as CBT, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts Therapies, and Narrative Therapy, to name a few. Most of all, I believe collaboration and open communication are key to any healthy relationship, so I welcome and encourage feedback throughout the therapeutic process.