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Massiel Torres, LCSW

Massiel Torres, LCSW

she/her

Licensed in CA #101091
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net/MHN, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
I have a unique set of interests and life experiences that have aided me in connecting with people from different backgrounds and beliefs.

My Therapy Style

Welcome! With a rich tapestry of experience spanning diverse communities, I bring a compassionate and nuanced approach to therapy. From supporting individuals of color to aiding veterans and guiding young adults, my journey has been one of empathy and understanding. My expertise extends to navigating the complexities of mental health, from ADHD and anxiety to depression, schizophrenia, and beyond. With each interaction, I strive to foster a safe and inclusive space, empowering individuals to navigate their unique paths towards healing and resilience.

Education & Training

USC -Masters of Social Work

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

The choice of becoming a mental health professional was more of a journey. When I was a Case Manager I saw how a person's well-being was not only affected by their environment and their needs, but their physical and mental health. I wanted to be able to provide support and help clients be able to manage their mental health symptoms, educate them, provide resources; but mainly do I what I can for the client to be successful.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work, you'll find me going on an adventure. I enjoy finding new places to eat and relax. I am a Disney fan among other things, so I'm either at the park or catching some kind of fandom event.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

One thing I do daily to help support my mental and emotional well-being, is I find at least one peaceful and fun activity that helps me recharge and be centered.

What book have you read more than once?

I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. It captures the expectations of being female in a Mexican home. Also, it explores cultural and family dynamics as well as gender roles, that Mexican females strive to break free from .

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Any non-profits that support animals, immigrants, mental health, and youth are ones. These are all things that are dear to my heart.

How do you recharge?

One of the ways I recharge is by have one day a week where I do solo activities.

Do you have any pets?

I have a quirky Chuggle (chihuahua/pug mix), Petunia, who is a very sweet and lazy dog. Bc her little tongue sticks out, she knows begging for treats is easy.