Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 
AMFT 125258
Supervised by JS Very (Giovanni Trimble, LMFT 107074

What to expect from our Psychotherapy sessions

I utilize imagination, play, art therapy and somatic practices as tools for transformation, healing, and liberation. I bring joy, presence and creativity into the therapy room. I am guided by principles of Disability Justice, Liberation Psychology, Intergenerational Trauma and Wisdom, and am committed to the process of decolonizing psychotherapy.


The clients who seek me out are usually queer and trans folks, primarily QTBIPOC, and first-generation. I work with children, adults, and families. I prioritize working with queer, trans, BIPOC, SWANA, first-gen, and chronically ill/disabled folks. In the past I have facilitated drama therapy ritual workshops for Mizrahi Jews and Theatre of the Oppressed workshops. In general, my clients are looking to heal from oppression through drama therapy, restorative justice support, ancestral connection and ritual, theatrical improvisation, and mindfulness.


I prioritize working with queer, trans, BIPOC, SWANA, first-gen, and chronically ill/disabled folks.

Contact us to book your free 15 minute vibe check with Maz!



call or text Chosen family Therapy

(805) 285-2016

Or you can book Maz directly through our secure client portal (may require a phone call to book depending on timeframe).

Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs

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About Me

I go by Mazal/Maz (they/them/theirs). I am an arab/mizrahi jew, first-generation/child of immigrants, neurodivergent and spoonie/chronically ill, trans non-binary person. I live on Ohlone Land in Huichin Village (so-called Berkeley, California). I am committed to the process of decolonizing psychotherapy and challenging the oppressive systems that psychotherapy was founded upon.

I have a background as an educator and mentor in the fields of herbalism, art, Jewish practices and theatre. I have lead youth and adults in herbal medicine making, ancestral connection and ritual, along with theatrical improvisation, clowning, dance/movement and Theatre of the Oppressed. 

My Experience

I have 2.5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist.

I previously worked as a therapist trainee at the Liberation Institute in San Francisco, CA.  

I have worked with Bay Area Community Resources providing Drama Therapy to elementary school children and their families, co-facilitated Drama Therapy and Restorative Justice support groups, and a series of workshops titled Leaning Back into our Ancestors: A Drama Therapy Ritual Workshop for Mizrahi Jews. 

Areas of Focus

  • Drama therapy

  • Transpersonal psychotherapy: Ancestral ritual and connection

  • Transgender

  • Non-Binary


  • Mizrahi Jews

  • First Generation/child of immigrants

  • Chronically ill

  • Neurodivergent

  • Children

  • Adults

  • Families

  • Restorative justice

My Education

graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy in December 2020 from the California Institute of Integral Studies.