Community lecturer Jeanette Lopez-Urbina obtained her MSW from the University of Southern California and is a licensed clinical social worker that has worked in the mental health field since the year 2000, in various settings in Northern and Southern California, including providing individual and family services through various models, such as Wraparound, community-based psychotherapy, and violence prevention work. Ms. Lopez-Urbina has worked extensively with youth and families, especially in the area of trauma, including in specialized services that address gang involvement, childhood abuse/foster care, sexual exploitation, immigration trauma, and issues related oppression, racism, and acculturation issues.
Ms. Lopez-Urbina holds partnerships with a couple of community agencies to support their service delivery, including providing a vicarious trauma staff support group and, as a Spanish native speaker, providing Spanish consultation services to support clinicians in practicing their bilingualism as well as to learn culturally responsive services that align with the LatinX community. Ms. Lopez-Urbina also provides trainings throughout the Bay Area, in English and Spanish, on topics related to the LatinX population, trauma informed care, and culturally responsive services.
Ms. Lopez-Urbina currently holds a Private Practice in Berkeley and enjoys practicing mostly from a social justice, relational, and psychodynamic approach. Ms. Lopez-Urbina is currently expanding her private practice to hold a vision that involves increasing the representation of clinicians of color in the private practice setting by building a team of clinicians that are representative to the community that we are serving.
In her personal time, Ms. Lopez-Urbina enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys taking walks in nature, reading, and traveling.
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