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Practice Manager & Therapist

Biografía en Español abajo Therapy offerings in English & Spanish

María José is our designated staff for Continued Education (CE’s) and practice administration. Do not hesitate to contact her about CE events, billing and policies.

María José Sotomayor-Giacomucci, MSS, LSW, CCTP (she/her/ella). I am a native Spanish speaker. I have experience working with communities that experience trauma, grief, loss, ambiguous loss, uncertainties with the legal system, detention, and incarceration. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming & ally therapist. In my role at the Phoenix Trauma Center, my approach is to always respect the dignity of each person and honor each story in a non-judgmental way. I value the sacredness of your story and experiences.

I obtained my master’s in social services (equivalent to Social Work) with a clinical concentration from Bryn Mawr College and earned my B.A in Psychology and Minor in Communications from Neumann University. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and fellow with the Center for Child and Family Wellbeing (CFWB) at Bryn Mawr College. I have completed advanced trauma therapy training in EMDR, experiential therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples. I specialize in working with community activists, children 8 +, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I have years of experience working with immigrant and refugee communities and community activists. I specialize in issues of trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationships and life transitions. I also integrate the power of art and poetry into my work when applicable.

At the Phoenix Center, I co-lead a therapy group on the topic of grief and loss. Learn more about my group here.

María José’s typical fee is $155 for individual therapy (53 min); $165 (60 mins) for couples and family therapy. She can work on a flexible sliding scale if needed. Although she only works on a self-pay basis, she is able to provide documentation for clients to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance provider.

Contact María José at or call our main line at 484-440-9416

Hola mi nombre es María José Sotomayor-Giacomucci (uso el pronombre: ella). Mi primer idioma es español. Tengo experiencia trabajando con comunidades que han paso por trauma, pérdidas y duelo, pérdida ambigua, incertidumbres con el sistema legal, detención y encarcelamiento. Me gusta trabajar con niños de 8+, adolescentes, adultos, familias y parejas. Yo una terapeuta aliada (ally) y de afirmación con la comunidad LGBTQIA+. Para mi es muy importante respetar la dignidad de cada persona, y honorar sus historias sin prejuicios.

Obtuve mi maestría en Servicios Sociales (equivalente a Trabajo Social) con una concentración clínica en la universidad de Bryn Mawr College y obtuve mi título universitario en Psicología y una concentración en Comunicaciones en la Universidad de Neumann. Soy un Profesional Certificado en Trauma (CTP), y un fellow del Centro para el Bienestar Infantil y Familiar (CFWB) en Bryn Mawr College. Me especializo en trabajar con niños mayores de 8 años, adolescentes, adultos, familias y parejas. Tengo años de experiencia trabajando con comunidades inmigrantes y refugiados y activistas comunitarios. También me especializo en temas de trauma, justicia educativa, pérdida y duelo, depresión y ansiedad, posparto, inmigración, relaciones y transiciones de vida.

En el Phoenix Center, utilizo mis habilidades clínicas liderando un grupo de apoyo para adultos sobre el duelo. Mas información aquí.

El costo por sesión es $ 155 por terapia individual de 53 minutos, $165 por parejas (60 min) y terapia familiar; tengo espacio limitado para terapia a bajo costo.

Comuníquese con María José por correo o llame a nuestra línea principal al 484-440-9416

María José  is available for consultation and trainings on:

  • How to support immigrant families in schools and organizations,
  • Access to college for undocumented students, and
  • Support groups for immigrants, undocumented students, and young adults and community activists.

Please contact her directly for training and consultation fees.