Sally Rivas Duffy, MA

Client Relations Specialist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 120985)

“Once the choice has been made to be honest, then the next step on love’s path is communication.” ~ bell hooks

What a journey – to be in your shoes and find yourself here today.

As the Client Relations Specialist, I provide prospective clients with information about our therapeutic services, gather information for our clinical team, and offer support and direction to perspective clients in accessing appropriate therapeutic services. I understand the feelings that can come up with making that first step in searching for therapeutic support.  As the first point of contact for new clients, I hope I can provide a positive and smooth experience.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to help clients find healing and empowerment, and for them to reflect on their journey for change. I believe clients know themselves best, and I firmly believe in offering support and working collaboratively towards goals for change.

I help clients explore early attachment wounds to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I work from a Person-Centered, Attachment-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy orientation. My clinical experience also includes working with multicultural populations in underserved communities of color. I incorporate mindfulness in my practice to help support self-care and reduce stress.

I recognize the joys and challenges when becoming a new parent, and I believe that everyone’s perinatal and postpartum journey is different. I would be honored to provide support for pregnant people and new parents going through these periods in their lives. I also enjoy working with young adults as they transition into the new opportunities and challenges early adulthood brings, including new roles, responsibilities, relationships, and changes in family dynamics. As a first-generation Latina college graduate, one of my other passions is working with first-generation students and immigrant students as they navigate those college years, bicultural stress, and more.

I understand first-hand the unique experiences women go through with societal expectations and the barriers that can come with our unique needs. As a Spanish-speaking Latina myself, I know the importance of representation and having someone who can understand how culture, race, social economic status, and environment play a role in our lives. This desire for representation was one of my biggest motivators in becoming a therapist.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with Specialization in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks College. All of my services are available in English and/or Spanish.