Raíes de Bienestar, in partnership with Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, is offering direct mental health services to eligible Oregonians starting summer 2022. These services are available for un- and under-insured Latinx community members focused on culturally adapted behavioral interventions to address current disasters (e.g., COVID, Climate change) and other stressors. Services are health via telehealth, with a vision to grow mobile services to meet the community where they are. 

Eligible adults can receive up to 5 free telebehavioral health sessions focused on skills training to manage stress and other issues related to emotional health and wellness. If you are interested in this service, please call us and leave a message at 971-417-6054 and we will return your call to complete a brief eligibility interview. These telehealth sessions are offered via secure online video conference or phone.

The sessions are offered by a team of bilingual clinicians (Spanish and English) under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. 

Learn skills and relaxation activities to help manage:
  • Depression & sadness
  • Anxiety & worry
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Relationship or family difficulties
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Changes in routine
  • Changes in motivation
  • Uncertainty
  • and more!

Call us at 971-417-6054 to inquire about this service or make your appointment! 

Clinical Services

Our Clinical Team

The Raíces de Bienestar Clinical Team is composed of graduate psychology and social work students who are doing practicum or internship experiences under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Zúñiga and Dr. Daisy Bueno, licensed psychologists. They provide a range of culturally specific therapeutic interventions. Student clinicians receive ongoing bilingual and culturally responsive supervision, mentorship and training on evidence-based interventions. Reach out to us if you are interested in training with us for the next academic year. 

JULIA ALCARAZ-GAMEZ, MA
Graduate Student Therapist
Julia Alcaraz-Gamez (she/her/ella) is a 4th year PsyD student at Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology at the adult and Sabiduria: Latinx emphasis. Julia is passionate about doing outreach to increase mental health awareness and accessibility to mental health within the Latinx community. Julia grew up in Southern California, near the San Ysidro-Tijuana border and is daughter to Mexican immigrants. Julia’s goals are to become a bilingual and bicultural clinician to serve underserved communities through outreach as well as trauma and culturally informed mental health services. Her areas of interest include working with historically marginalized communities, interpersonal and intergenerational trauma. In her spare time she enjoys going on walks/hikes, going to the park with her dog Gia, spending time with family and friends, exploring new coffee shops, and bookstores, and enjoying her cafecito with a book.  

BIANEY JIMÉNEZ, BA
Graduate Student Therapist
Bianey Jiménez (she/her/ella) is a 3rd year student at the Master of Social Work program at Portland State University. She has worked with the Latine community from Southern Oregon for the past 15 years and plans to continue working with her community after graduating. She has experience in advocacy in many social work sectors, including domestic violence, immigration, and education. Bianey enjoys serving the community by using culturally appropriate approaches and centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in her work. Bianey was born and raised in the Rogue Valley. Though there were a few years, she and her family spent time living in California and Nayarit, Mexico. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and dogs, paddle boarding and taking day trips to the Oregon Coast. 

KARLA MORGAN, MA
Graduate Student Therapist
Karla Morgan (she/her/ella) is a 2nd year PhD student at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is also a licensed Naturopath in the state of Oregon and a Somatic Experiencing practitioner who specializes in working with trauma, intergenerational trauma, racialized trauma, and chronic illness. She is partnered and mother of 2 children (ages 9 and 13 years old). Her family immigrated from Mexico and she grew up in-between cultures. This inspired and informed her work and holistic approach, which considers the health of our communities and land, the physical body, mind, spirit, and emotions. Her passion is supporting health, transformation and curiosity with trauma informed, somatic and body work modalities. In her free time, she enjoys learning, playing, dancing, listening to music and making or experiencing art. 

EMILIO ZALZMAN LEON, MA
Graduate Student Therapist
Emilio Zalzman Leon (he/him/his) is a 3rd year PsyD student at Pacific University, where he is part of the Child and Sabiduría emphases. His primary areas of interest are Latinx and immigrant mental health and finding ways to ease access to services in these populations. Emilio was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has lived in a variety of countries, including Colombia, Mexico and Spain. Emilio is passionate about working with the Latinx community and hopes to continue providing language congruent services that are both effective and culturally relevant to the Latinx population. He also desires to serve the community through sharing information and knowledge through community engagement and presentations. In his free time, Emilio enjoys playing guitar, watching movies and TV shows, and playing games with his friends.  

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Send us a message for general information about Raíces, including opportunities to partner and how to support our work.  

If you are interested in ouR clinical services, please call us and leave a message at 971-417-6054 and we will return your call to complete a brief eligibility interview. 

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