Lou Filipe

Lou Felipe

Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Full-Time Faculty


Lou Collette Felipe, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a licensed psychologist and has extensive experience working with traumatized youth and families from underserved and marginalized communities. Having worked primarily in community mental health and community-based settings offering trauma-informed treatment, Dr. Felipe's social justice values influence her interest in culturally accountable clinical care, including navigating issues of power, privilege, and oppression within counseling practice. Her research interests lie in exploring the experiences of marginalization for people with intersecting marginalized identities, particularly at the crossroads of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity.

MA/PhD, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA
Culturally Accountable Counseling Skills
Issues of Power, Privilege and Marginalization within Mental Health
Internalized oppression
Childhood trauma
Trauma-focused treatment
Filipino-American psychology
Disparities in community mental health
Identity development
LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Felipe, L. (2017, March 13). How the Orlando shooting and presidential election changed the LGBTQ+ community [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://craseusf.org/2017/03/orlando-and-election-changed-lgbtq-community/

Felipe, L.S. (2016) Relationship of colonial mentality with Filipina American experiences with racism and sexism. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 7(1), 25-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aap0000033.

Felipe, L. (2014). Transforming shame: allowing memories in foster care to inform interventions with foster youth (Chapter 11). In C. Zlotnick (Ed.), How Can We Help Children Living in Transition? Issues Concerning Homeless and Foster Care Children and Families. New York: Columbia University Press.