Meet Qiyanna

As a multicultural woman of color who grew up in an immigrant household with child abuse, domestic violence, and mental illnesses, in diverse neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and as a transracial former foster youth, I have dedicated my life to working with underserved communities. I bring over 9 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector with survivors of domestic violence, homeless families, single parents, and current and former foster youth. I personally believe everyone can benefit from counseling as we navigate life’s ups and downs that continue to test us, deepen our relationship with our evolving selves, and continue our ongoing journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

 

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and personalized, as I strive to provide a nourishing, sacred, and non-judgmental space for you to feel comfortable bringing your authentic self when you are ready. Together, through a trauma-informed, multicultural social justice lens and utilizing relational, cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT, and somatic approaches, we can gently tend to unhealed wounds, realize new truths, create a new lexicon together, and support you in discovering and channeling your inner strengths, wisdom, and new perspectives. Drawing upon my personal and professional experiences, I am especially passionate about working with those who have wrestled with:

 

  • Complex trauma and abuse

  • Family-of-origin issues and intergenerational trauma

  • Experiences in foster care and aging out of the system

  • Transracial and international adoption

  • Relationship conflicts and loss

  • Life transitions and adjustment difficulties

  • Communication challenges

  • Depression and isolation

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Parenting stressors

  • Domestic and international child abduction

  • Immigration and acculturation

  • Forced displacement and persecution

  • Navigating multicultural and liminal identities

  • Non-traditional backgrounds and life stories

Contact Us

Email: info@MattersoftheHeartCounselingCenters.com

Phone: 510-380-6146

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Hours: By Appointment Only

Monday - Friday: 8am to 8pm

Saturday: 8am to 6pm

Sunday: By Appointment Only

Location

433 Callan Avenue, Suite 309

San Leandro, CA 94577

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