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 over a decade of experience working with traumatized youth and families from underserved and under-resourced backgrounds. Having worked primarily in community mental health and community-based settings, Dr. Felipe's social justice values influence her interest in culturally accountable clinical practice, the role of oppression and internalized oppression in mental health, identity development, and trauma-focused treatment of children and families.

MA/PhD, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA
Accountable clinical skills
Mental health and oppression
Internalized oppression
Childhood trauma
Trauma-focused treatment
Filipino-American psychology
Disparities in community mental health
Identify development

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.