Daniela Domínguez

Daniela Domínguez

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

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4243 ED 023


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.

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

Domínguez, D. G, Hernandez-Arriaga. B., Sharon, P. K. (2020). Cruzando fronteras: Liberation psychology in a counseling psychology immersion program. Journal of LatinX Psychology. doi: 10.1037/lat0000148

Domínguez, D.G. (2019). Ignatian Banners of Hope and Support for Recently Detained Immigrant Families. Resilience and Resistance:Immigrant Youth and Families. Ed. Flavio Bravo and Erin Brigham. Published by the University of San Francisco Press Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition. https://repository.usfca.edu/psyc/58

Domínguez, D. G., & Yeh, C. (2018). Social justice disaster relief, counseling, and advocacy: the case of the Northern California wildfires. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 1–25. doi:10.1080/09515070.2018.1542593

Domínguez, D.G., & Coppock, J. (2018). Immigrant and Binational Individuals and Couples: Risk Factors for Relationship Dissatisfaction, Conflict, and Divorce. LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice. Ed. Abbie Goldberg and Adam P. Romero. New York: Oxford University Press.

Domínguez, D. G., Bobele, M., Coppock, J., & Peña, E. (2015). LGBTQ relationally based positive psychology: An inclusive and systemic framework. Psychological Services, 12(2), 177–185. doi:10.1037/a0038824. Retrieve from: https://psycnet.apa.org/buy/2015-12840-001

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