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Gricelda Saldivar-Napoles, LCSW

Gricelda Saldivar-Napoles, LCSW


My 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 therapist, 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.

Education & Training

Masters in Social Work, San Jose State University Internship-Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health

Get to Know Me

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 .

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

Connect with friends and find harmony in everyday life events

What book have you read more than once?

The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz teaches as how to found happiness in life.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

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

How do you recharge?

Rest, meditate, and spend time with family and pets

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 $$ to support the puppy.