Flor Y Siendo started with the intent to provide therapeutic services, education, and goods that are trauma-informed and challenge mental health stigma. Driven by the belief that by creating a therapeutic environment that feels both safe and familiar, an authentic connection, and the use of holistic and evidence-based tools it is possible to bring about healing to individuals and to the community.
The core values of accessibility, cultural competence and sensitivity, and holistic wellness are based on the needs of the community and the individuals served. In recognition of clients' different walks of life, values, and goals, centering the individual's pace, while challenging and encouraging them on their paths to mental wellness.
Flor Y Siendo, is a play on the Spanish word floreciendo for 'blooming'. Flor has several meanings: 'a flower', 'to bloom', 'to blossom'; it represents the goal of healing and growth. Siendo means 'being'; it represents the process and state of being, across the lifespan in trauma and in healing.
The practice name stands with the belief that the healing journey is ongoing and that in simply being we hold healing gifts and wisdom within ourselves.
The logo, by artist Mariana Gomez, not only represents the practice but also the human experience.
Heart: foundation that allows us to show up for ourselves each day
Flowers: our growth
Roots: our history
Plants: our support systems
Sun: our wisdom
Arched Window: our liberation
Acknowledgment of the Land
We acknowledge that we meet, live and work on various stolen lands that are sacred to many Indigenous Peoples.
Flor Y Siendo is based on the traditional lands of the Tongva, Kizh and Taaqtam who were enslaved, displaced, and nearly erased by colonialism.
We offer thanks to the Indigenous Peoples for stewarding these lands for generations and pay respect to the Elders, past, present, and future.
We acknowledge that we occupy and participate in the exploitation of land that we do not claim.
With reverence and gratitude. We come with the intention to learn, heal, change and decolonize our ways of being. May we as a community consider our roles in the liberation, and restoration of land, language, and culture for all Indigenous Peoples.
We call upon the presence and wisdom of our ancestors to guide us on our journeys.