Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health
Therapy and Counseling Services

2nd Year Associates


“A tree with strong roots laughs at storms”

~Malay Proverb

They’ve been around a while, by now. The work of therapy and counseling is no longer a new endeavor, and clinicians in their second year of associateship have sunk into their professional identities with thousands of hours of experience. Additionally, they’ve already begun the licensing exam process, focusing on cultivating the highest ethical standards of the field alongside the legal requirements of being therapists.

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Amanda Piasecki, ma. Associate Marriage and family therapist #102732

Offices in san francisco and oakland, ca.


Supervised By: Elysha Martinez, LMFT

Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence.  I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing.  When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. 

My approach is influenced by depth psychology, feminist, relational, collectivist, transformative justice, and somatic perspectives and practices.  I additionally offer clients my hard skills in anti-oppression work, advocacy, narrative therapy, harm reduction, CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, and somatic therapies. I bring a lifetime of experience walking my talk in support of personal and community healing.

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OFFICE IN OAKLAND, CA.                                                                            


Supervised by Shirley Bar-Dvir, LMFT.

I offer somatically oriented therapy, a mind/body approach towards emotional and mental health. We hold a lot of unexpressed emotions and patterns in our body, and finding ways to notice and work with them can help us create shifts and cultivate tools for day-to-day life. Unlike traditional therapies, you will find the tools of connecting with your body, through safe touch, movement, and working in the present moment, can generate long term shifts in your entire constitution.

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