Counseling Program Faculty

Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW
Part-Time Faculty
Pronouns: she/her

BA Psychology - UC Santa Cruz, 2002
Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Southern California, 2007

Professor Lopez-Urbina is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in the mental health field since the year 2000, in various settings in Northern and Southern California, including providing individual and family services through various models, such as Wraparound, community-based psychotherapy, and violence prevention work. Professor Lopez-Urbina has worked extensively with youth and families, especially in the area of trauma, including in specialized services that address gang involvement, childhood abuse/foster care, sexual exploitation, immigration trauma, and issues related oppression, racism, and acculturation issues.

Professor Lopez-Urbina, as a Spanish native speaker, has held partnerships with community agencies in supporting their service delivery by providing Spanish consultation services to support clinicians in practicing their bilingualism as well as to learn culturally responsive services that align with the LatinX community. Professor Lopez-Urbina also provides trainings throughout the Bay Area, in English and Spanish, on topics related to the LatinX population, trauma-informed care, and culturally responsive services.

Professor Lopez-Urbina currently holds a Private Practice in Berkeley and enjoys practicing mostly from a social justice, relational, and psychodynamic approach. Professor Lopez-Urbina has expanded her private practice with the effort to increase the representation of clinicians of color, especially bilingual LatinX providers, in the private practice setting by building a team of clinicians that are committed to providing linguistically and culturally responsive services.

In her personal time, Professor Lopez-Urbina enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys taking walks in nature, reading, and traveling.

Professional Memberships
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
LatinX Therapists Action Network