Dr. Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
I am the founder of the Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy, a private group practice focused on providing culturally-responsive psychotherapy services. In my clinical practice, provide culturally-sensitive, insight-oriented psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups.
I am a Chicana born to immigrant parents from Mexico. I am a native Spanish-speaker and have extensive experience providing therapy bilingually in Spanish and English. My practice is LGBT-affirming, Sex-Positive, Trauma-Informed, and Poly-Aware and Kink-Knowledgeable.
I am deeply passionate about issues of social justice and helping all of my clients understand their complex, dynamic identities to foster healing and empowerment. Our society operates under a white supremacist system. This historical system of oppression impacts all of us regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, body size, etc. In my work, I utilize an intersectional, culturally-informed approach to understand dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that have shaped my clients identities and lived experiences. For BIPOC & Latinx folks, an important part of our work is healing the wounds from racial trauma (microaggressions, racism, violence, stereotypes, poverty, and discrimination). Furthermore, I honor the cultural practices, traditions, and creativity that have enabled Latinx and indigenous communities to overcome oppression and build resilience.