Mental Health Connector Team
Mariela (Butte College)
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Jose (MiraCosta College)
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Maria "Gaby" (Laney Community College)
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Volunteer Therapists
Yvonne (San Diego Mesa College)
Virginia Garcia, a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate, is the daughter of a Bracero father and an activist mother, both Mexican immigrants in the Midwest. She is currently a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio while living, working, and loving in the borderlands of Laredo, Texas. While Virginia has worn many career hats, she’s focused on uplifting immigrant populations via activist groups such as the Laredo Immigrant Alliance and the No Border Wall Coalition, among others. She is currently a counselor-associate for Usawa Services and embarking on a new venture with Solsana Wellness. She lives in a creaky historic home with her partner and way too many pets.
Yvonne (San Diego Mesa College)
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Yvonne (San Diego Mesa College)
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Partner Organizations
Latinx Therapy
Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. Since then, they have expanded to become a bilingual podcast and national directory to find a Latinx Therapist (98% of our directory are Spanish speakers). Latinx Therapy strives to provides culturally-grounded workshops and services to our community.