Amelia Ortega

Columbia University

Amelia Ortega, LCSW, currently works as a somatic psychotherapist, organizational consultant and professor of Social Work practice. As a non-binary, mixed Chicanx identified clinician, Amelia’s work focuses on healing from racial trauma and gender-based violence. Amelia specializes in trauma conscious facilitation and trauma informed classroom pedagogies through their role as a Senior Lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work and as an organizational consultant. Specifically Amelia supports and leads space for other mixed/multi-racial identified individuals and families to address the impacts of racism on selfhood and connection to un-doing systems of oppression. Amelia’s clinical and teaching practices engage healing generational trauma through use of feminist psychotherapy, EMDR and their training in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method. In 2019 Amelia was named by Negocios Now as one of “NYC’s 40 Latinos under 40” for their trauma therapy work with LGBTQQ2S Latinx community.

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