Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

My Story

Image of Nancy Guzman founder of TOTUS TUUS Counseling & Wellness Services, painting while sitting on the grass.

Hi! My name is Nancy Guzman, founder of TOTUS TUUS Counseling & Wellness Services. I am very familiar with the challenges and fears that life transitions bring, and the loss of words that comes along with sudden change. I first witnessed the power of expressive arts 19 years ago when our nation was awakened by the traumatic event of 9/11.

At the time, I was the art instructor at the local parochial school. I incorporated a school wide art project that consisted of personalized messages from our students sharing their empathy to their sister school in the city of New York, a few miles from Ground Zero.

The art project became a center piece on a “Peace Wall” show cased near the disaster site. This channeled a positive, uplifting, and mutually beneficial exchange of activities that assisted those participating in coping with themes of loss and grief. Through this one therapeutic exercise, I discovered the healing power of the therapeutic arts!

Since then there was no turning back for me. It is my ultimate commitment to be of service by catalyzing play therapy, expressive art, psychotherapy as a healing tool, giving voice to feelings within you.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS 70879, in the State of California.

Please feel free to contact me either via email or phone.