Daniela Domínguez

Daniela Domínguez

Assistant Professor and Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator, Santa Rosa Campus

Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Daniela Domínguez is an assistant professor in the counseling psychology department, where she coordinates the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Santa Rosa Location. She is also the research director at the Hanna Institute in Sonoma Valley. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Domínguez works in the area of Latino/X mental health, immigration concerns, and LGBTQIA+ matters. Previously, her program of research has focused on understanding how immigrants cope with risks, threats, demands, and stress, and uses specific strategies to draw upon resiliencies to achieve positive health.


  • Gender and sexuality
  • Bilingual/bicultural training
  • Immigration concerns
  • Strengths-based counseling

Research Areas

  • Immigration concerns
  • Queer mental health
  • LatinX mental health
  • Liberation psychology
  • Social justice and activism
  • Linguistic proficiency of bilingual/bicultural counseling trainees
  • Ddisparity between bilingual/bicultural counseling trainees and the availability of bilingual supervisors
  • Improving students’ multicultural competencies in therapy
  • Creative means of storytelling in therapy through mind-body-spirit practices
  • LGBTQ immigrants in binational relationships
  • Use of biopsychosocial evaluations with mixed-immigration-status families
  • Understanding the risk factors for relationship dissatisfaction, conflict, and divorce in same-sex relationships
  • LGBTQ relationally-based positive psychology


  • Research Director, Hanna Institute, Sonoma Valley, California
  • Faculty Association Secretary, School of Education
  • Member, Undocumented Student Scholarship Committee in the School of Education


  • Our Lady of the Lake University, PsyD in Counseling Psychology, 2015
  • Our Lady of the Lake University, MS in Counseling Psychology, 2010
  • St. Mary's University, BA in Psychology, 2007

Prior Experience

  • Research Director, Hanna Institute, Sonoma Valley, California
  • Owner and Executive Director, On the Margins, LLC, San Francisco, California
  • University Counselor, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  • Mental Health Clinician, Community Counseling Service, San Antonio, Texas
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Supervisor, Community Counseling Service, San Antonio, Texas
  • Mental Health Clinician, Rape Crisis Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Private Practice, D&D Counseling & Psychological Services, San Antonio, Texas
  • Postdoctoral Resident and Predoctoral Intern, Texas State University Counseling Center, San Marcos, Texas

Awards & Distinctions

  • Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award, 2019
  • Ignatian Service Award, 2018
  • Fr. William J. Dunne Award, 2018
  • Community-Engaged Learning Honoree, 2018
  • Lane Center Fellow for Social Justice in the Jesuit Tradition, 2017

Selected Publications