Hi! I'm Dolores. I’m a therapist, researcher, teacher, writer, eternal academic, avid reader, genealogist, music lover, poet, and blogger.
Other salient identities: Afro-Boricua, activist, No-Wave Feminist, Mother, and Sister.
I should probably add that I'm an Enneagram Type Two.
I hold a BA in Humanities (New College of California), a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Critical Psychology, and my M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology (CIIS). I am currently working to earn my PhD in focusing on Intergenerational Trauma and transmission through DNA, historical memory, and ancestral experience(s).
Additionally, I hold numerous certifications in/ranging from cultural humility, diversity/diverse populations and communities, Neurodiversity, assessments & treatments of various addictions and/or compulsive behaviors, co-occuring diagnosis & dual diagnosis, and neurology/neurobiology.
I am extremely passionate when it comes to research and writing.
A few of my written works include:
National Latino(a) Psychological Association
Bay Area Open Minds
Radical Psychology Network
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues