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Speaker Bio

Alejandro Martinez is a Queer, Latinx, Bilingual Psychotherapist and Speaker based in Cleveland. Alejandro specializes in providing culturally appropriate services for LGBT+ and Latinx teens, students, and adults. Alejandro hopes to uplift historically oppressed and under-resourced communities using therapy techniques that are accessible and support someone in their individual journey.

As a former Student Affairs Professional, Alejandro has worked in residence life, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural affairs, and student leadership. Alejandro is aware of the concerns and difficulties college students face, and works to help college students navigate the stresses of academics, identity development, and mental health.

Details
  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
    He/Him/His
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Gender
    Cisgender
  • Sexual Orientation
    Gay
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote
Top 6 Most Requested Speaking Topics
  • Latine Mental Health, Culture, and Stigma
  • College Student Mental Health Challenges
  • College Student Identity Development
  • QTPOC Mental Health, Activism, and LGBTQ+ Related Topics
  • BIPOC Professionals Mental Health
  • Gender and Sexuality Exploration
Past Talks

Previous speaking engagements include: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, College of American Pathologists, University of Dayton, Cuyahoga Community College - Metro Campus, Denison University, Wilmington College, Kenyon College, NEOMED.

Herramientas para nuestra salud: Taller de salud emocional y bienestar para hombres.” Workshop for NAMI Greater Cleveland. This workshop aimed at Latinx men addressed issues at the intersection of machismo, vulnerability, and emotions, as well as highlighted tools for men to improve mental health and emotional well-being.

Stonewall: Legacies of QTBIPOC Action toward Liberation.” Presentation for University of Dayton Pride Week 2022. This presentation focused on major events in the history of QTBIPOC activism, and the legacies that QTBIPOC leaders created that inspired contemporary movements.

La Lucha: Balancing Latinx Mental Health, Culture, and Stigma.” Presentation for University of Dayton Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center. This presentation focused on the cultural dynamics of mental health and stigma common in Latinidad, factors influencing Latinx college student mental health, and techniques to use to help combat depression and anxiety.

Navigating Mental Health Challenges as Student Leaders.” Keynote for University of Dayton 2022 Multicultural Leadership Conference. This keynote addressed the mental health challenges student leaders often face in their roles and organizations, from taking on another’s burden to difficulty setting boundaries out of putting the student organization first.

Mental Health Techniques for Supporting Pre-College Students.” Presentation at 2021 Association for Pre-College Program Directors Annual Conference. This presentation highlighted techniques that administrators of pre-college programs can use when pre-college students are facing common mental health concerns at their home away from home.

Student Growth Beyond the Classroom: Identity Formation During Residential Programs.” Presentation at 2021 Association for Pre-College Program Directors Annual Conference. This presentation discussed social identities that begin to develop early for pre-college students during residential programs and best practices to use in creating a supportive environment for pre-college students to thrive.

Navigating the Ivory Tower: Embracing Self-Preservatory Mental Health.” Presentations at 2021 NASPA Mental Health Strategies Conference and 2019 NASPA Multicultural Institute. This presentation focused on therapy-based techniques to use for BIPOC professionals experiencing imposter syndrome and lethargy in admin roles at predominately white institutions/in predominately white departments.

Education
  • Institution
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Degree
    Master of Social Work
  • Institution
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Degree
    Bachelor of Arts
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