Javier Santos-Garcia


Javier Santos-Garcia


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jeni Yarbrough, LCSW 70644
Primary Credential: Associate Clinical Social Worker - 111037
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
Fees: Fees: $150-175 per individual session
$175-200 per couple & family session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Los Angeles, California 90029
Bakersfield, California 93312

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My Approach to Helping

Are you Queer and struggling with the stress that comes with creating your family in a heteronormative world? Are you considering adoption or fostering? Do you need help figuring out the best route to go forward in family creation? Is your child queer and you are trying to figure out how to best support them?

If any of these issues resonate with you I can help! 

As a Queer, Latinx father and husband and with extensive experience navigating the foster care and adoption systems, I can help with guiding future parents through every step of creating a family and with parenting traumatized children. I also have experience working with young adults who are building healthy relationships with their families, as well as parents trying to support and communicate effectively with queer children. 

I approach psychotherapy using the effective modality of a strength-based approach. This involves using motivational interviewing and narrative therapy to help the client communicate and express their inner truth. This approach , combined with queer theory, feminist theory, and social justice education can broaden the communication within the family and lead to more positive therapeutic outcomes.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have extensive experience with adoptionfoster care system and can help you navigate that journey and the hurdles that come with that journey.

I can help you maneuver through the intricacies that exist in being in a queer relationship and all the forms that can take.

I can help millennial and gen z adults struggling with mental health and life transitions and struggles.

If you have child exploring their gender or sexual identity, I can give you the tools to best support them individually or in family therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Family Problems
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy

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