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.