Ryssa Fleischer, AMFT 

I am a fifth-generation Deaf member of my family and my native language is American Sign Language. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and I have experience providing trauma therapy for those who experience sexual and domestic violence.

 

My work in trauma therapy includes leading psychoeducation on the roots of violence, trauma, language deprivation, and lack of positive identity development for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. I recognize the unique intersectional dynamics that Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals may experience due to control and power stemming from the different, yet interlocking, systems of oppression. In light of this, I always strive to create an equitable environment for all people, which includes discussing and processing experiences, engaging in difficult discourses about social identities and positionalities, and advocating for needs to facilitate positive change as a part of understanding our identities and our mental health journeys.
 
I look forward to working with you and becoming one of your advocates. 

License:

California AMFT 129613 

Modalities:
Person-Centered Therapy, Psycho-Education, Strengths-based, TI-CBT, and Humanistic Therapy. 

Specialties:

Intersectional Deaf and Hard of Hearing population including teens, trauma and abuse, language deprivation, coping with life changes, self-esteem, self-advocacy skills, and personal development.