Elexia A. Gonzalez Lowe
Columbia University in the City of New York
Elexia A. Gonzalez Lowe, LCSW (she/they) is a diversity coach, psychotherapist, advocate, and program management professional. Elexia earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University, her BA in Ethnic and Gender Studies and a BS in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Elexia is trained in EMDR and brainspotting and is intensively trained in generalized DBT and in Radically-Open DBT, a specialty of DBT treating disorders of overcontrol. Elexia has practiced social work in a variety of settings including psychiatric facilities, interpersonal violence services, and research. She currently provides both individual and group therapy at her private practice as well as provides DEI coaching and consultancy for organizations and individuals. Elexia also works as a Live Support Specialist for Columbia University School of Social Work's Online Campus. In addition, Elexia serves on the board for the Austin Asian Community Health Initiative.
Elexia has an eclectic work history including research to adapt an evidence-based anti-retroviral adherence intervention for people living with HIV who use illicit drugs, community outreach, organizing, and direct practice work with refugees, asylees, immigrants, survivors of interpersonal violence, and the insecure housing/ unhoused communities, conference planning and speaking for women's empowerment, smart decarceration and post-secondary school resourcing and live theater performance in a troupe that utilized the theatrical forms of Paulo Freire and Dr. Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. Previous to social work, Elexia worked in both corporate and social event production and planned and produced continuing legal education seminars for attorneys all over Texas, worked as a grassroots lobbyist consultant for the American Cancer Society on public health issues, owned a boutique management agency in the entertainment industry working with notable live music venues, world and ethnic musicians, and art performers including Grammy winners and sponsorship from international brands, and managed a brand in the fashion industry featured in Forbes as a western boot designer and producer.