• OUR MISSION

    Creating Vibrant Community
    by helping LGBTQ people along their way


     

     
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    THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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Yan Somoza - Clinical Supervisor

Yan’s academic and professional careers have primarily focused on working in multi-cultural and community mental health.

While completing a doctoral degree and upon graduating, Yan began honing his skills in examining how patients’ medical concerns may interact with mental health symptoms and determine the best course of action to address these complex needs jointly and synergistically. Yan has been a consultant with various clinics in and around Los Angeles and opened his private practice in Beverly Hills, before moving to Palm Springs.

Since moving to the desert, Yan has continued following his passion: offering individual assessments and psychotherapy, delivering training and supervision to providers and staff, and helping to develop programs, particularly surrounding LGBTQ+ mental health. After continued, comprehensive training (such as with WPATH), Yan has consistently worked towards increasing access to LGBTQ+ populations, including ongoing psychotherapy and evaluations in support of gender-affirming treatments.

After joining  the Behavioral Health @ The Center - Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic as a Clinical Supervisor, Yan seeks to continue passionately and empathetically serving the LGBTQ+ community by providing guidance and support the next generation of compassionate mental health providers.

Additional Info

  • Title: Clinical Supervisor
  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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