Welcome to Strengthening Wellness
I'm Latina, a first generation college student, a doctoral candidate in counselor education, and a proud mother. I am also an advocate for mental health, equity in care, destigmatizing help seeking, and dismantling & rebuilding the field of counseling.
Strengthening Wellness is the three-fold practice I envisioned where I can teach growing professionals, impact communities, and support the field of counseling. We have not been as inclusive or multiculturally "congruent" as we thought we were. We still follow & teach the foundations & tenants of counseling created and centered around whiteness. There are amazing clinicians & educators doing the hard work of decolonizing counseling & broadening the definition of wellness and they are facing an entire system that needs to be redone. My goal in supervision, teaching, & impacting the field of counseling is to continue advocating for these vital changes, one session, one lecture, and one opportunity at a time.
Ana M. Salazar, MS, LPC-S (she/her/hers) Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas State Board Approved Supervisor