AREAS OF WORK
Tricia's areas of work include exploring LGBTQ issues, gender identity (including WPATH-standard letters for gender confirmation surgeries), HIV and other chronic illnesses, relationship issues and codependency, PTSD and trauma, depression, anxiety and panic disorders.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Tricia has been active in her field for over seven years. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work with a concentration in individuals and families from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City. Her graduate studies focused on advocating for transgender women of color engaged in survival sex work. Tricia is contracted with the Women's Center for Creative Work as the social work consultant for the thrice-annual Emergency Health Grant for Artists, as well as serving on their 2018 Programming Board. For three years, she was employed as a medical social worker at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, helping trans* and gender non-conforming people navigate public health and benefits systems. She is a member of California Society for Clinical Social Work, National Association for Social Workers, National Organization for Women and World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
IN THE MEDIA
Tricia was featured as a mental health expert in SELF Magazine's "8 Things You Should Know Before Going on Antidepressants For The First Time."
She was also featured as a relationship expert in HIV Plus Magazine's video series Five Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with HIV and their corresponding article for My Health My Way.
Tricia was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times’ article For artists struggling to afford healthcare, nonprofit offers grant to help in hard times for her work with the Emergency Health Grant for Artists through Women’s Center for Creative Work.