Griselda Tomaino Cano
City and State: Mexico City, Mexico and Boston, Massachusetts
Preferred Gender Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Specialties and Expertise: Individual, Family, and Group Therapy with All Ages; Anti-Oppressive, Trauma-Informed Framework; Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Gestalt Modalities
Degree/ License Type: Master of Social Work (MSW)
Additional Credentials: Working on Diploma in Adult Gestalt Therapy from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Accepted Payment Methods: PayPal, Venmo, or Bank Transfer Only. Given the current health crisis, I will be offering free non-therapeutic coaching for food service and other low-wage workers, health care workers, and immigrants and family members of undocumented immigrants. Even if you do not meet one of these categories, feel free to reach out and we can arrange something.
Insurance Plans: None
US Tel: +1 (315) 723-7086
MX Tel: +52 55 8819 0703
Griselda is a Mexican-American Clinical Social Worker who is currently based out of Mexico City, Mexico where she is working remotely for the Latinx Therapists Action Network and completing a Diploma in Adult Gestalt Therapy through the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). She recently received her Master in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. Since 2013, Griselda has directed a volunteer mentoring program in Cambridge, MA, worked as a Family Support Worker and then Intensive Care Coordinator through Riverside Community Care, interned in the Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) program through The Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain, MA, and interned in the outpatient therapy clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Chelsea Healthcare Center.
Throughout Griselda's clinical career, she has trained and adapted techniques from the following theoretical frameworks: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Relational Theory, Attachment Theory, Trauma Theory, Liberation Health Framework, and most recently Carl Rogers person-centered theory and Gestalt. For Griselda, diagnosis is not a priority (although can be useful in some cases with the client's consent), but rather the client and therapist need to have a working understanding of the client's context at multiple levels and communicate what oppressive factors might be at play. Once there is a mutual understanding, Griselda will work with clients to build vocabulary around this context and (re)discover what is within the client's control/awareness to improve their situation. Griselda is currently only providing virtual non-therapeutic coaching via Zoom. As she is not yet licensed to practice therapy in the US, please note that she can only offer support through coaching and assistance with identifying resources/supports in your geographical region. You can read more about my experience on my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/griselda-tomaino-4a1a6615/.