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Sergio Domínguez

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: They/Them/Their; Elle/Ella/Él

Areas of Special Interest Heading link

Queer/trans of color wellbeing; eating concerns and body image; interpersonal/relational issues; family of origin issues; identity development; oppression-based trauma and internalized stigma; depression

Languages Spoken Heading link

English, Spanish

What to Expect When Working with Me Heading link

Previous experiences and ancestral legacies inform how people navigate current relationships and reinforce how we think, feel, and behave with ourselves and with others. For this reason, I use a time-limited dynamic psychotherapy (TLDP) approach, which is a flexible theory that views mental health challenges as arising from outdated patterns and intergenerational burdens. I draw from interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused approaches to support clients in cultivating new experiences and understandings of the self and of others. I also use radical healing to support clients’ development of critical consciousness, cultural authenticity and self-knowledge, strength and resistance, emotional and social support, and radical hope.

What I Do at the Counseling Center Heading link

As a Doctoral Intern, I:

  • See students for initial consultations and individual therapy.
  • Co-facilitate group therapy and workshops.
  • Supervise an advanced therapy extern.
  • Participate in supervision and training activities.

About Me Heading link

I’m a doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My work broadly focusses on trans wellbeing (esp. in Black and Brown trans communities), ethical and legal professional issues in psychology, and in the transformative power of relationships in psychotherapy and in community-engaged research.

In my free time, I enjoy anything related to food (i.e., cooking, eating, trying new restaurants), being outdoors, reading graphic novels and poetry, and watching House of the Dragon and Avatar: The Last Airbender.