Ana	Salazar - Counselor + Researcher

Ana Salazar - Counselor + Researcher

“Self-Care” is Whitewashing Our Wellness - There are pressures all around us to use “self-care” to achieve, meet our goals, be successful, and be worthy of admiration. The whitewashed ideal of successful self-care in the forms of spa days, marathon training, and quiet solitude diminishes the beauty, strength, and breadth of wellness available to historically marginalized individuals and communities.
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Ana M. Salazar, MS, LPC-S (she/her/hers) is a board-approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas. She is a Latina, proud mother, first-generation college student, and doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her research agenda includes improving supervision and teaching experiences for counselors of color in clinical training, advocacy in mental health inequity, and dismantling the colonized practices of counseling. She has specialized training and certification in suicide prevention education and has numerous local and state presentations on a variety of mental health and advocacy topics. She views life, relationships, education, counseling, and family from a Relational Cultural Therapy perspective with an understanding of society through the lens of Critical Race Theory.