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Gricelda Saldivar-Napoles, LCSW
Know that I will guard your privacy and our session will be a safe place to land your truths.

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Gricelda Saldivar-Napoles, LCSW


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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

In life, we all encounter challenges and stress. I am here to help create a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment to work together on goals. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues to make the changes you wish to manifest in life.

I specialized in mood challenges (depression, anxiety, fears, anger), post-traumatic stress/abuse, substance use dependence, defining life goals, and social issues. Like most therapists, I borrow from many sources that collectively make up my style. I feel honored to be chosen for this intimate work. Please know that I will guard your privacy and our session will be a safe place to land your truths. As a bilingual/bicultural therapist, I can relate to ethnic and racial.


MSW - Social Work, San Jose State University

Internship - Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health

License Number and State

CA 75889



Why did you become a mental health professional?

To ease out the emotional pain and to help others thrive in life.

What are your interests outside of work?

Nature, animals, and family.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

NAMI - Offers support to people struggling with mental illness as well as their families.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cat and two dogs. It seems like my family always finds pets to care for even when vacationing in other countries. Most recently, my daughters rescued a street puppy in Mexico. The puppy received all the vaccines and my daughters will be sending monthly money to support the puppy.