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Silvia P. Salas, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella

Areas of Special Interest Heading link

Advancing a strength-based psychology for BIPOC Students, with a focus on Latinx students’ psychological well-being. Other areas of interest include first-generation students, immigration concerns, ethno-racial trauma, racism, colorism, identity development (e.g., ethnic, racial, gender, queer), and training.

Liaison To Heading link

  • Latino Cultural Center
  • Student Veteran Affairs (Dean of Students)
  • Language & Cultural Learning Center (Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Honors College

Languages Spoken Heading link

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Spanglish

What to Expect When Working with Me Heading link

Because everyone is complex, my primary goal is to understand my clients’ worldview. I use an intersectional framework to consider how you might experience life on campus. I also use Relational-Cultural Therapy to help you identify how past experiences may lead you to push others away rather than connecting with them when you’re not feeling well. The goal of this approach is to help you develop new ideas about relationships from therapy that help you create healthier and longer-lasting relationships. I view building connections to sources that validate your humanity as a powerful way of creating your own healing and developing your best self. Based on your preferences, I can provide therapy in Spanish, English, or Spanglish.

Education and Training Heading link

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology  |  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  |  2019

Doctoral Internship  |  The University of Akron