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. (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.
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.