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Dr. Bryan Rojas-Araúz is a bilingual bicultural Afro-Latino immigrant of Costa Rican and Panamanian descent. He spent his teenage years in the Bay Area, California, where he became a community organizer and DREAM activist. He received his B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University, earned his Master’s in Counseling in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy with a dual emphasis in College Counseling at San Francisco State University and he completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Spanish Language Psychological Services and Research at the University of Oregon. Dr. Rojas-Araúz is a licensed psychologist, author, speaker, and founder of In Lak’ech Counseling, Education, & Consulting ( where he provides trauma and culturally responsive psychological services, immigration evaluations, trainings, consultation, and speaking engagements. He has over 10 years of experience providing bilingual mental health services and working with Spanish-speaking communities including children, adults, and families. He is faculty in the International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health program at DU. His research and professional interests include immigration psychology, Global Majorities access to mental health and education, ethnic identity formation, critical consciousness, and cultural responsiveness development. He is a Hip Hop Educator, slam poet, documentary filmmaker and scholar-activist.

  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote, Moderator, Support Group
  • Institution
    University of Oregon
  • Degree
    Doctorate Counseling Psychology Spanish Language Psychological Services & Research
  • Institution
    San Francisco State
  • Degree
    Marriage, Child, and Family Therapy & College Counseling
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