Clinical Services

Our Clinical Team

The Raíces de Bienestar Clinical Team is composed of qualified mental health providers (QMHPs) who are either graduate students of psychology, social work students, psychology residents or clinical social work associates. They all work under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Zúñiga and/or Dr. Daisy Bueno, licensed psychologists. They provide a range of culturally specific therapeutic interventions. Raíces’ clinical team receives ongoing bilingual and culturally responsive supervision, mentorship and training on evidence-based interventions and culturally adapted treatment for the Latinx community. Reach out to us if you are interested in training with us for the next academic year. The current clinical team of graduate students in training include:

Raíces de Bienestar offers clinical mental health services to uninsured and under-insured Latinx community members across Oregon. We recently (September 2023) obtained a certificated of approval from the Oregon Health Authority and soon will be working with Oregon Health Plan members. 

Our therapeutic services are provided via a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform or through in person mobile health services, in order to meet the community where they are at. We offer culturally adapted, personalized, compassionated and evidence based mental health services for individuals, couples and families in need. All our services are culturally affirming, specific and trauma/healing informed.

Eligible youths and adults can receive free telebehavioral health sessions, thanks to the support of multiple funders such as Providence Community Health Division, Long Term Recovery Group Southern Oregon, the Oregon Justice Department, Oregon Community Foundation, the Ford Family Foundation, amongst others. These telehealth sessions are offered via secured online video conference or phone. Sessions are offered by a team of bilingual clinicians (Spanish and English) and bicultural providers, all who are qualified mental health professionals working under the supervision of licensed psychologists to either support their graduate practicum/internship experiences or to meet the requirements to become licensed psychologists or licensed clinical social workers. 

Raíces de Bienestar also offers therapeutic support to individuals experiencing trauma or psychological distress due to the illegal marihuana/hemp industry in Oregon. 

Raíces de Bienestar clinical team focuses on using the most culturally responsive care to address issues such as: 
  • Depression & sadness
  • Anxiety & worry
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Relationship or family difficulties
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Changes in routine
  • Changes in motivation
  • Trauma
  • Uncertainty
  • and more!

If you are interested in mental health services 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 Locations

4145 SW Watson Ave.
Suite 350
Beaverton, OR 97005

607 West Main 
Suite 205
Medford, or 97501

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