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Speaker Bio

Dr. Sandra Leon-Villa specializes in the treatment of trauma, BIPOC mental health, and first generation BIPOC career professionals. She has been in the mental health field for over 12 years working directly with trauma survivors and is a survivor herself. Dr. Leon-Villa published her research study, Exploring Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse in 2018. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and is certified in the We RISE Yoga method, a trauma informed yoga program.

Dr. Leon-Villa additionally specializes in bilingual (English/Spanish) and culturally informed psychological and neuropsychological testing of conditions including Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), ADHD, learning disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and in diagnostic clarity/differential diagnosis. She additionally works with immigrant communities and provides evaluations, including evaluations of extreme hardship, asylum, VAWA, and medical certifications. Dr. Leon-Villa served on the Executive Board of the Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) as the Diversity Chair from 2017-2019.

Dr. Leon-Villa earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in family studies counseling from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2006. She later earned a master's degree in mental health counseling in 2012 from Walden University. Dr. Leon-Villa earned a second master's degree in psychology in 2014 and completed her doctoral training (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Walden University in 2016.

Details
  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Gender
    Female
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote
Top 6 Most Requested Speaking Topics
  • Culturally responsive neuropsychological assessment of trauma in Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) populations.
  • Reclaiming Identity and Healing Through Decolonization
  • Latinx Mental Health: Clinical and cultural considerations for symptom presentation, assessment, and treatment.
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Gender differences and culturally responsive assessment of autism and ADHD
  • Child Sexual Abuse among BIPOC: Gender and racial ethnic differences among survivors.
Trainings/Workshops Offered
  • Reclaiming Identity and Healing Through Decolonization
  • Latinx Mental Health: Clinical and cultural considerations for symptom presentation, assessment, and treatment.
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Gender differences and culturally responsive assessment of autism and ADHD
  • Child Sexual Abuse among BIPOC: Gender and racial ethnic differences among survivors.
  • Cultural and linguistic considerations in the psychological assessment of Spanish speaking individuals.
  • Neurodevelopmental Conditions: Gender differences and culturally responsive assessment of autism and ADHD in children and adults
Past Talks
  • Latinx Mental Health: Clinical and cultural considerations for symptom presentation, assessment, and treatment.
  • Cultural and linguistic considerations in the psychological assessment of Spanish speaking individuals.
  • Reclaiming Identity and Healing Through Decolonization
Education
  • Institution
    Walden University
  • Degree
    PhD, M.S., M.S.
  • Institution
    University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Degree
    B.A.
Location
  • 6655 W Sahara Ave, Suite C203, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146, United States

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