Jennifer León Salinas

Position: Mental Health Career Program Participant

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Supervisor: Nick Bognar, MFT

Jennifer León Salinas (she/her/ella) was born in Michoacán, Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. with her parents at the age of five. Since then, Jennifer has lived in both Northern and Southern California and has had to navigate the educational system as an undocumented student, AB-540 beneficiary, and currently as a DACA recipient. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University and M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a bilingual emphasis from Mount Saint Mary’s University. Currently, Jennifer is a bilingual, trauma-focused Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with young adults, college students, undocumented/immigrant individuals, therapy first-timers, and Latinx/e families. Jennifer encourages exploring trauma through a liberation-focused and social justice lens further welcoming ancestral wisdom, community resourcing, and intergenerational work within the therapeutic relationship. Jennifer hopes to provide the undocumented community with mental health resources, support, and community unity needed to reach their highest potential.