Mental Health Consultant
Doris Molina emigrated from Mexico City to the United States in 2003. She graduated from the Iberoamericana University (U.I.A) with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Orientation and Development of Couples. Looking for a support group, she found La Clínica de la Raza where she volunteered as a Health Promoter for three years, giving health, mental and personal development trainings to the Latino community.
During these three years, she discovered that there was not enough mental health assistance and information for Spanish speakers, that members of the Latino community suffered from loneliness, isolation, and rejection, and that they did not know when to ask for help with mental health issues. At the same time, she became a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor and volunteered at BAWAR, counseling immigrants who suffered from sexual assault and rape.In 2007 she met Laura, and volunteered for SLHP giving support to immigrants who were experiencing personal crisis and depression. After eight months of being a volunteer for SLHP, she became part of the staff as the Coordinator of the Mental Health Program, where she planned, organized, and facilitated a program called “A Better Way of Living.” This program was created to offer new strategies to immigrants for improving their mental health, valuing their own abilities, and developing their capacity to keep a positive attitude under challenging circumstances.
“I offer a professional space where clients are encouraged to freely speak about their feelings and experiences without fear of judgement. I collaborate to support your personal process in reducing risk and building a harm reduction practice.” – Doris Molinadoris@streetlevelhealthproject.org