José Rios, MFT Trainee

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Hello, I’m José (he/him/his), a student working towards a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from USC. I hold a BA in Religious Studies with a Minor in Applied Psychology from UCSB.

As the son of Mexican immigrants, growing up in the Inland Empire within a low socioeconomic status background, I embody the intersectionality of being Mexican American, queer, and cis-male. My journey has been shaped by experiences that have honed my understanding of the intricacies of identity, culture, and systemic oppression.

I’m passionate about acknowledging and addressing the impact of systems of oppression and recognizing colonization as a core wound for many and their ancestors. I firmly believe in alternative healing modalities that are often dismissed in traditional settings, and I’m committed to challenging and holding all systems, especially our mental health system, accountable. I’m dedicated to fostering inclusive spaces that honor both diverse experiences and narratives and working to dismantle barriers to healing.

In my free time, I love reading, learning about astrology, reading astrology charts, and drawing. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio, and I look forward to meeting you.

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