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Herlin Soto

Hi! I'm Herlin.

Asking for help is not easy, yet you are here and this is one of your strengths. You have taken the first step at giving yourself an opportunity to find your voice and empowerment of your identity. You do not have to walk this journey alone. I can walk alongside you in providing a safe space to be heard and offer the additional therapeutic support you need towards your own healing journey. As an AMFT, I identify as a first-generation immigrant Latina, heterosexual, cisgender woman. I received my master’s in marriage and family therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles and am currently a PsyD doctoral student in marriage and family therapy. I center my work with BIPOC families, couples, and individuals with an emphasis on Latine communities. Additionally, I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ and undocumented/DACAmented communities.


My clinical practice is guided by a combination of treatment modalities to best support your needs such as Psychodynamic and trauma-focused approaches, Narrative Family Therapy, Attachment Theory, and anti-oppressive lens. I help my client find meaning behind their preferred narrative. Whether you're experiencing a life transition, find it challenging in setting boundaries, attachment wounds, or navigating your cultural/racial identity, you may be thinking, "Do I even belong here? Am I not good enough?”. These experiences may bring up anxiety, depressive thoughts, or even traumatic stress. Digging deep into the origins of these experiences may uncover wounds from intergenerational trauma, childhood trauma, intersectional identities (Race, class, gender, sex, religion, SES, immigration status, etc) or environmental triggers (i.e. systemic oppression, micro-aggressions). I hope to provide you a safe and trusting space to be able to feel heard, seen, validated, reassured without judgment and with cultural humility.


It would be my honor to promote resilience and work together with you to achieve your emotional and psychological well-being. I am committed to an anti-racist, fully inclusive perspective to psychotherapy with care, sensitivity and respect for client’s unique, diverse identities.


Aside from being a therapist, I love visiting my family in the bay area, exploring historical sites with my partner, spending time with friends, going on spontaneous road trips, and writing in my personal blog.


  • Telehealth

  • LA Office

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • MHN Medi-Cal

  • Reduced Fee Also Available


  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Racial / Intergenerational trauma

  • Identity processing 

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Substance abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Grief & loss

  • LGBTQIA+ community

  • Immigration journey/experience

  • Attachment wounds

  • Domestic abuse

  • Bilingual in Spanish 

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