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Meet Your Therapist of Color

Trauma Informed, Identity Affirming, and Culturally Aligned Therapy


Ana Viana, M.S. AMFT

Inidividual & Couples Therapy

Ana uses an emotionally focused and attachment style lens to help you gain a clearer understanding of your needs and empower you to choose fulfilling relationships with yourself & others.

She helps you explore and build effective strategies to feel more in control over life and have a stronger sense of self. With that you can build the courage to speak your truth and live authentically. 

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Ana Viana, M.S. is a Latina therapist and daughter of Central American immigrants. She grew up in Los Angeles and experienced first hand the effects of oppressive systems. She also had the privilege to access the healing power of therapy. These experiences drive her anti-racist and trauma-informed work with individuals and couples of color.

Ana's clinical work is supervised by Deniss Pleiner, M.A LMFT


Deniss Pleiner, M.A. LMFT

Clinical Director

Deniss Pleiner is a licensed therapist, founder, and clinical director of Therapists of Color Therapy. With over 7 years of experience in the mental health field, Deniss has worked with a diverse range of individuals and has a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by people of color in managing and accessing mental health care.

As the founder and clinical director of TOC Therapy, Deniss is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the mental health field. She is passionate about providing culturally responsive therapy services and creating a space where people of color can feel seen, heard, and validated.

Deniss holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy as is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is also incorporates mindfulness and body-based practices into her therapy work. With her warm, supportive approach and deep commitment to social justice, Deniss is dedicated to helping clients heal and thrive.

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Individual Therapy for BIPOC Adults

Learn the balance of self-compassion and self-accountability to support you in your journey. 

From healing intergenerational wounds to learning how to manage work stress, our therapists are trained to help you manage your mental health from a social-justice framework.

BIPOC and Interracial Couples Therapy

Build insight into your individual wounds and develop techniques that can help you both feel seen, validated, and accepted in your relationship.

Practice effective communication skills for the opportunity to get to know one another deeply and accept one another fully.

All with the support of a trauma informed, identity affirming, and anti-racist therapist.

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Schedule a Free Consultation

Within just five minutes, you can take the first step.

Tell us a bit about what you are looking for, your budget, and choose the best time and day for your free consultation. 

Culturally responsive, trauma informed, and identify affirming therapy is one click away. 


Match with Your Therapist of Color

Our intake coordinator will meet with you for 15-20 minutes and answer all your questions about our services to see if we are a good fit. 

These consultations are a good opportunity to ask  questions about our experience and tell us about yourself and what you are looking for.

We will explore ways we can be of help but we cannot provide any interventions. 


Start Your Journey

Schedule your first session with your new Therapist of Color. 

We use HIPAA compliant client portal to hold our virtual sessions. We use this same client portal for your paperwork, payments, and secure messaging. 

If you have any questions, contact our front desk. 

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The latest from our Blog:

Check out our latest online articles written by our clinicians aimed to provide you with mental health information and education.

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Upcoming Events

  • Communication Skills  in Romantic Relationships
    Feb 28, 7:00 PM PST
    Google Meet
    A trauma-informed and culturally aligned workshop for BIPOC individuals and couples seeking ways to build intimacy connect and communicate effectively in romantic relationships. Facilitated by TOC Therapy Clinician Ana Viana, M.S.
  • Book Club Meeting 2
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 26
    A Google Meet link will be emailed to you.
    Jan 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    A Google Meet link will be emailed to you.
    Join our online discussion guided by TOC Therapy Outpatient Clinician, Wendy Rodriguez. We will be processing the reflection questions sent over email and help guide you in your reading and healing journey. [this book club meeting is not therapy]
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About TOC Therapy

We are the Therapists of Color-- our identities as such inform the work we do and while each of our approaches is unique in it's own way, all of our services are rooted practicing liberation psychology.

We believe in collaboration-- in teaching you the best of what we know so that you can feel empowered to take life head-on. And teaching you self-compassion is our secret weapon. When you can contextualize and understand your own history and pattens-- without judgement-- you can begin to make meaningful effort towards your goals.

Get Started by clicking the link below. 

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