Dr. Xochitl Lisa Vallejos, or Dr. V., has been teaching at the college and graduate level since 2009 and has been a therapist since 2004. Over the years, Dr. V has been increasingly dismayed by the lack of culturally proficient therapists and has made it a priority to challenge the status quo.
Dr. V believes that therapy and psychology need to be radically revisioned to be effective and accessible to clients who hold marginalized identities. While Dr. V works with training therapists on addressing multiple systems of oppression, her speciality is anti-racism in therapy. . Given that 87% of therapists are white, it’s imperative that those therapists unpack their own bias so as to not cause harm to their clients.
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