Position: Mental Health Career Program Participant
Supervisor: Mara Sammartino, LCSW
Location: Central Valley, CA
Julio Cesar Zamarripa (he/him/él) was born in Jalostotitlán, Jalisco, and is a first generation student and the first in his family to attain a high school degree. Oldest of seven siblings, Julio grew up in Sacramento and then moved to Southern California for nearly ten years to complete his educational and career goals. As part of the ESL program, he navigated K-12 with limited knowledge of higher education and eventually attended Sacramento City College. Committed to making a positive impact on students’ lives, Julio decided to pursue a career as a college admissions counselor before going on to pursue a career as a therapist.
Currently, Julio is a bilingual, psyschoeducation-focused Associate Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in working with young adults, college students, undocumented/immigrant individuals, therapy first-timers, and Latinx families. Julio encourages client’s healing journey through a liberation-focused and social justice lens further welcoming ancestral wisdom, community resourcing, and intergenerational work within the therapeutic relationship.