Photo by Evan Emerson © 2016

Photo by Evan Emerson © 2016


I'm Amanda Piasecki and I'm an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.  I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute, and my supervisor for my licensure is Elysha Martinez, LMFT at Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health.  Before I was a therapist I worked in Silicon Valley. 

I'm from a working class, Eastern European immigrant background, and am originally from the East Coast.  I come from a collectivist, hard-hustling culture and this significantly informs my work and who I am as a person.  I have lived in Oakland for more than twenty years.

I am a queer, fat, cisgender femme, and I am one of the people who has been instrumental in pushing the subjectivity of fat bodies into public discourse.  I also understand that the ways that injustice relates to the body are multifaceted, live in context, and involve complex interplays between privilege and oppression.

I have almost two decades of experience as an organizer in queer community and significant, self-taught exposure to postmodern, decolonial, feminist, and queer critical theories.  I'm committed to transformative-justice-informed accountability practices in order to work in solidarity with people of color and others facing pervasive institutional and interpersonal marginalization.