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. 

Raíces de Bienestar 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 free telebehavioral health sessions focused on skills training to manage stress and other issues related to emotional health and wellness. 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.  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!

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. 
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.  

Graduate Student Therapist

Hector Zaragoza Valentin (he/him/el) is in the Portland State University School of Social Work Advanced Standing Online Program. He is also a part of the Behavioral Health Integrated Project (BHIP) Cohort 7. Hector was born and raised in Southern Oregon with family origins from Michoacan and Guerrero, Mexico. He has served his hometown community through various roles in his Social Work career which spans working in Special Education, HIV prevention, and most recently in Statewide emergency response helping individuals and communities navigate wildfire, economic, and pandemic crises. When not working Hector volunteers as a Ballet Folklorico dance instructor at the local library, plays Violin with his Mariachi band, or plays his favorite retro video games. 

Graduate Student Therapist

Kelsey Ornelas (she/her/ella) is a 3rd year PsyD student at Pacific University, where she is part of the Adult emphasis and Sabiduría experience. Her primary areas of interest are Latine populations and working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Kelsey is passionate about utilizing strength-based and value-aligned approaches that place identity and lived experience as the foundation of the healing and liberation process. She enjoys spending time with friends and family in her free time, listening to music, and photography.

Graduate Student Therapist

Yadira Vega is a third-year student in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at
George Fox University where she is on the child and adolescent track. She is interested
in working with Latinx individuals and helping bridge the gap between mental health
services and this population. She feels passionate about better understanding issues
this population faces and creating solutions that are culturally relevant. Yadira also
looks forward to providing services in Spanish as there is a shortage of bilingual
providers. She is devoted to community outreach and providing education to as many
individuals possible. Yadira is a native Oregonian and loves exploring different nature
sites on her free time. She also enjoys spending time with family, watching TV, and


Reach out to our team

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. for inquiries about charlas, trainings and other programs, please call 971-471-9100.

Office Location

Beaverton Round
4145 SW Watson Ave.
Suite 350
Beaverton, OR 97005

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