I’m excited to introduce the newest therapist at Practical Audacity, Xochitl Sandoval, AM (he/him). As a trans person of color, Xochitl works from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens. His work is grounded in the belief that healing can occur when people are able to establish safe and empowering connections with others. To this end, he is committed to listening to your needs and acknowledges that you are the expert of your own life and experiences. Xochitl is flexible, and has a wide range of clinical tools to choose from to find an approach that fits you just right.
Xochitl’s specializations include working with folks with PTSD and C-PTSD, folks who have experienced oppression-based trauma, folks who struggle with addictions, LGBTQIA+ folks, BDSM lovers and explorers, and folks who feel like their problems are "too much" or "too scary" to share with others & have felt they had to hide their feelings and experiences.
Xochitl received his Masters degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. His work has served his community in several ways over the years, as a guardian ad litem, a therapist & case manager for adults with serious mental illness, a youth empowerment specialist at a youth shelter, and most recently, a volunteer at the Kovler Center for Victims of Torture.
Check out this short intro video to get to know Xochitl a little better.