Therapist Spotlight: Director Traci Medeiros-Bagan
We are so excited for you to get to know one of our Directors Traci Medeiros-Bagan a bit better!
Traci is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works with Queer, Kinky, Non-Monogamous and Sex Worker Identified Individuals.
Traci offers individual and couples therapy as well as consultations for parents and other providers on LGBTQ journeys. They are also a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and Reiki Level 1 Practitioner.
Traci’s caseload is currently full but they are still doing consultations and speaking engagements as they are available! They are also happy to help get you scheduled with another clinician! Read more about Traci below and reach out with any questions/inquiries HERE.
Traci Medeiros-Bagan, Director (She/They)
CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #86600
Yoga Alliance Certified RYT 200
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT GATHER AND GROW OC?
First and foremost, I’m grateful to be a member of this budding community! I also hold the title of Co-Director which includes a little paperwork and lots of dream manifesting. Last but certainly not least, I’ll be seeing a limited number of clients through Gather and Grow, training our therapists and creating educational content to share.
SCHOOL AND TRAINING HISTORY
I completed my BA in Critical Gender Studies with a Focus in Sexuality at UC San Diego and my MA in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. My traineeship hours combined work at the Orange County LGBT Center and in a private practice. I’ve had a solo private practice in Orange County since 2015.
Working at the intersections of vulnerable communities I have found myself working with a lot of folks around journeys of complex trauma. I don’t assert that I have all the answers. Rather, I’d like to think of my work as a gentle reminder that we all have the innate ability to heal and are fully deserving of this healing.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT BEING PART OF THE GATHER AND GROW OC COMMUNITY?
I love being a therapist, but being a therapist in private practice can end up being solitary work. I have been really fortunate to be a part of several amazing communities over the course of my life. These fortunate experiences have led me to believe that there is no better healing vehicle and goal than to gather and grow with one another. Gather and Grow OC isn’t just a group practice or a business, it’s an intentional safe space and community, one for which I am beyond excited to help plant the seeds!