Susana O. Salgado, Ph.D.

Dr. Salgado currently has a dual position at Santa Ana College. She is a Psychologist through the Health & Wellness Center and is also the Coordinator for the Psychological Disabilities Program through the Disabled Students Programs & Services. Dr. Salgado obtained her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon. She completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, Irvine Counseling Center. Dr. Salgado obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the California State University, Los Angeles.

Dr. Salgado’s clinical and research interests lie within an array of multicultural and gender related areas. Specifically, her clinical interests are women’s concerns, the impact of gender socialization on Latino families, Chican@/Latina/o Mental Health, immigrant experiences, socio-political issues, working with underserved populations, feminist therapy, grief & loss, and career development of Latina/o students. Dr. Salgado employs an integrative theoretical orientation that has a foundation in the Ecological Model & Multicultural Theory. Her primary guiding theoretical orientations are Feminist and Interpersonal Theories.

Dr. Salgado has a strong passion for integrating multiculturalism and social justice into every aspect of her professional and personal life. She is a firm believer of integrating advocacy in her role as a psychologist and has a strong commitment to working toward social justice and serving disenfranchised communities. Dr. Salgado’s prior experience consists of working in an array of capacities in universities, colleges and community agencies. Specifically, Dr. Salgado has experience working in community settings providing therapeutic and advocacy services in Spanish to immigrant Latino families. Her current focus is destigmatizing mental health concerns and access to mental health services within Latino communities.

Dr. Salgado was born and raised in South Los Angles where her family continues to reside.