TILA Table Chats
TILA Table Chats are a time to connect with one another and have courageous conversations with fellow Angelinos about the social justice issues that impact our communities.
Join us every other Friday from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST beginning September 10th, 2021.
TILA Tables (Past Events)
February 2021, Dismantling White Fragility: A Conversation around Transformative Justice and Racial Awakenings
January 2021, Healing Our Nation: Where do we go from here?
December 2020, Our Stories: Healing and Transformation after Incarceration
October 2020, The IPV Revolution: Healing the Healer
To contact a therapist, please fill out the online form at the bottom of the page.
Danielle Brown, LCSW
Danielle Brown, LCSW, BC-DMT, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and board certified dance/movement therapist. Her professional and personal development as a dancer, clinician, and university professor culminate in a trauma-informed approach to her work, which emphasizes the collaboration between client and therapist, and the integration of mind and body.
Danielle works with a range of presenting concerns including: trauma, grief and loss, life-transitions, stress, anxiety and mood disorders, creative blocks, body image, and chronic pain.
Maya DeNola, LCSW
Maya DeNola, LCSW is a lifelong social-change advocate, who was raised on an intentional community in Northern Israel. She has lived on three continents and multiple cities and considers herself a world citizen. Her own experiences of trauma, loss and recover, have informed her career path and therapeutic orientation. Maya views trauma and recovery as an empowering individual process, one experienced and accomplished through multi-faceted holistic practices.
Maya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently serves as the Clinical Director at ManifestWorks, a workforce development program. She provides Field Instruction at Pathways, a Grief and Bereavement organization, and has a small private practice providing individual therapeutic and coaching services, at sliding scale rates to other helping professionals.
Patrice Douglas, PsyD, LMFT
Patrice N. Douglas PsyD, LMFT, is a Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Psychotherapist based in Southern California and licensed in multiple states. She specializes in many subsets of psychology, including anxiety, addiction, relationship health, and multicultural issues. She is the CEO of Empire Counseling & Consultation located in multiple states virtually where she specializes in Black Men’s issues and more.
Her world view and understanding of Black and brown issues has stationed Patrice as a leading expert whose words and work is referenced by such publications as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, VICE, Oprah Magazine, HelloGiggles, and many others. She was featured in Cosmopolitan as one of the Black Relationship Experts to follow on Instagram.
Lisa Gallegos, LCSW
Lisa Gallegos, LCSW works with adults, adolescents, and children, specializing in working with people who have experienced traumas (emotional, physical, sexual abuse, grief, loss); couples locked in conflict; parents in conflict with their children; people experiencing life transitions; people with addiction; and around issues related to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.
Kellee Kemp, LMFT
Kellee is a first-generation American, born and raised in Ladera Heights. Both of her parents have Central American roots encompassing Belizean, Guatemalan and Mexican ancestry. She comes from a tight-knit family and is the oldest of 3 children. Kellee is a double alum of Loyola Marymount University where she obtained her BA in Urban Studies and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy.
She has worked mainly in Student Affairs and community mental health working alongside, Black college freshmen, LGBTQIA+ students, veterans, pregnant and parenting teens and residents in housing development projects all over Los Angeles County. She is currently the Chief Programs Officer for Driving Force Group. DFG works with clients and partners who focus on social justice, race equity and making a deep community impact. Kellee also serves as the Director for Yetunde Price Resource Center, providing free, high-quality healing-centered and trauma-informed programming to the community.
Emely J. Ortiz, LMFT
“My priority is building a relationship with you, and with the parts of you that are in need of attention and care. My expertise in trauma, mindfulness-based therapy, somatic interventions, and Attachment-Focused EMDR will allow me to develop a therapeutic plan that meets your specific needs. Let’s work together to explore and heal that which is in the way of your growth. Let’s work together to help you develop the tools and skills necessary to help you live the life that is aligned with your best and most beloved self.”
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Season 3 of Our Stories Matter is here!
Interested in what this season will bring? Listen to our trailer now to get a sneak peek of our future episodes and guests. Be sure to subscribe to be the first to listen.
Brought to you by Trauma Informed LA, Our Stories Matter is a podcast celebrating the complex lived experiences of activists and healers by sharing their inspiring stories. Our Stories Matter centers on healing through activism, art, poetry, film, music, breath, movement, and more. Each guest brings a unique story, but one with the global theme of community healing and liberation through storytelling.
As journalist Lauren Gilger profoundly states, “the power of the story will save us all.”
Our Stories Matter aims to inspire empathy, connection, activism, and healing – from and within community stories. Through one story at a time, Our Stories Matter hopes to foster collective healing through community engagement.
TILA believes that collective healing is fostered through taking the onus away from the individual to deal with their trauma, and instead, making healing a community-centered process; and through acknowledging that trauma does not occur in a vacuum and is more than an isolated victim narrative. Collective healing harnesses the idea that people are agents in the creation of their own well-being and can use that agency collaboratively.
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