Leadership

A founding coordinating team of mental health practitioner responsible for drafting the guiding principles, conducting recruitment and ensuring the overall evolution and political development of the network

Francisca Porchas Coronado Founder

Francisca Porchas Coronado is a Mexican immigrant, Chicana, Latinx, feminist, and anti-racist organizer with over 17 years of experience in social justice movements. Francisca has worked on issues of civil rights, environmental and climate justice, criminalization, and immigration at the intersection of race and class at a local and national level. As former Organizing Director of Puente Human Rights Movement in Phoenix she has been one of the leading voices against deportations of migrants in the country. In 2017, Francisca was the recipient of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship that led her to create the Latinx Therapist Action Network. She is the co-founder and lead trainer of Resilient Strategies, a healing justice project transforming the impact of systems on our bodies, our behaviors, and the organizations we build as a critical part of the process to liberation. Currently she produces and hosts Mijente’s La Cura Podcast on decolonizing our health and reclaiming our healing. She has been initiated into the ancient, indigenous Yoruba tradition of IFA for over a decade and is currently a priestess in training.

Faviola Augustin

Faviola Augustin is a Chicanx born and raised along the U.S./Mexico border in Somerton, AZ living in Tucson as a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been dedicated to the application of trauma-informed, anti-oppression, and feminist frameworks throughout her clinical work and life. Faviola uses a diversity of tools and techniques from being trained in cognitive, somatic practice, expressive arts, and mindfulness meditation. She works directly with migrant families and undocumented communities impacted by border militarization and immigration policies. Her experience has focused on the treatment of trauma and sexual violence. Faviola also has spent years in Southern Arizona organizing for human rights and her community work also includes crisis support, consultant, and community facilitator. Some recent work involved organizing the Healing Justice Days, a collective healing space for social justice activists and community where alternative healing practices are offered by a diverse group of practitioners. She loves spending time with her family and friends, dogs, and with nature.

David Becerra

David Becerra, is an Associate Professor, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, a Southwest Borderlands Scholar, and the Director of the Office of Latino Projects in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. His research focuses on social justice and wellbeing among Latinos, particularly in the areas of migration and immigration, academic achievement, and health.

Sandra Olarte-Hayes

Sandra Olarte-Hayes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, therapist, and circle keeper in Austin, TX. Sandra’s healing work has focused on working with immigrant youth and families, domestic violence survivors and offenders, formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, and youth organizers. She believes all change, both systemic and personal, are grounded in relationships and in community. Sandra is passionate about restorative justice and bringing healing to individuals on both sides of violence. She facilitates healing circles with youth organizers impacted by incarceration, detention, and deportation and provides ongoing training to youth activists for peer facilitation.

Griselda Tomaino Cano

Griselda is a Mexican-American Clinical Social Worker who is currently based out of Mexico City, Mexico where she is working remotely for the Latinx Therapists Action Network and completing a Diploma in Adult Gestalt Therapy through the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). She recently received her Master in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. Since 2013, Griselda has directed a volunteer mentoring program in Cambridge, MA, worked as a Family Support Worker and then Intensive Care Coordinator through Riverside Community Care, interned in the Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) program through The Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain, MA, and interned in the outpatient therapy clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Chelsea Healthcare Center. Throughout Griselda’s clinical career, she has trained and adapted techniques from the following theoretical frameworks: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Relational Theory, Attachment Theory, Trauma Theory, Liberation Health Framework, and most recently Carl Rogers person-centered theory and Gestalt.

Imelda Ojeda

Imelda Ojeda is a social worker, immigrant, and community servant with years of experience working in the social and behavioral health systems, including early childhood, homelessness, youth and families, and community development. She currently works with Councilwoman Vania Guevara at Phoenix City Council doing community outreach and constituent services. Imelda is also an instructor at ASU School of Social Work and the founder of a grassroots community space for social workers in Arizona (AZSWN.com), an active board member for the Maryvale YMCA, and the chair of the Latino Outreach for Maricopa County Democrats. Imelda was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and after completing high school decided to move to Arizona to pursue higher education. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on children, youth and families, and a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University.Imelda lives in downtown Phoenix and likes to volunteer, travel and spend time with her family and friends enjoying the rich and diverse culture of Arizona.

Adilia Torres

Adilia Torres is a queer Chicana-Indigena from Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico. Her practice as a community mental health clinician is centered in cultural and spiritual attunement and indigenous medicine. The emphasis of her work is focused on trauma-informed care, strength-based, the connection with somatic practices and trauma, traditional medicine, and harm reduction with children, youth, and families impacted by (im)migration, displacement, and other forms of oppression. Adilia addresses challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma including PTSD, attachment, anger in children, and family reunification. She is a Registered Associate MFT based in Oakland, California with a focus on the well being of our Raza Cosmica – from South-North-. She is the founder of La Botanica Azul, a social enterprise part of an ecosystem of healing justice that houses traditional medicines and wisdoms of Indigenous, queer & trans people, Black, and people of color healers.

We are NOT a service provider.  The directory is meant to be only a resource for all those who identify as Latinx or have ancestral roots in Latin America and anyone engaged in advancing the human rights and dignity of Latinx migrant communities across the United States. This directory is a list of mental health professionals and not a recommendation or guarantee of quality service by LTAN.  We highly encourage everyone to research and consult directly with providers before beginning services with them to ensure it is a good fit.  

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