In this breakout session, we will discuss BIPOC racial trauma, the effects of racial trauma, racial battle fatigue, grieving racism, and ways to cope while navigating predominantly white workspaces. It looks at the mental health issues people of color face within the workplace.
Jennifer Coria earned her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from Calvin University in Social Work. She is a native Spanish speaker and strongly believes in the value of incorporating culture and language to connect with her Spanish speaking clients. Jennifer’s background consists of working with various age groups in different settings, such as children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has experience working in schools, inpatient, and community-based agencies, all of which enhance her understanding of experiences that her clients encounter.
She has treated numerous diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, anger management, relationship issues, grief and loss, and racial identity. Treatment approaches Jennifer utilizes are evidence based and are proven to help with various mental health disorders. Some of the techniques she is trained in are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), PMTO, Strengths Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.
Jennifer’s goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, multicultural, compassionate environment that will promote growth and change. Together we will identify goals, increase your resiliency, and help you become the best version of yourself.
Araceli Warners received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University with a specialization in Mental Health and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Calvin University. She is a bilingual, Spanish-speaking therapist, who believes in the strength and immense value of diversity and inclusion in mental health services. She enjoys providing therapy services in Spanish as it allows her to connect on a deeper level with her Spanish-speaking clients.
Her training and background have been in community mental health organizations, school counseling centers, foster care services, and residential treatment centers. Throughout her career, she has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and has treated a variety of disorders and challenges including, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Araceli has extensive experience in working with children, teens, and adults who have undergone severe trauma in their lives.