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Who we are

The Trauma Conscious Praxis Institute is a consortium of

professionals who offer consultation, training and specific

trauma informed skill sets designed to support Social Justice

Leadership.  The institute includes mental health clinicians,

language interpretation services and experienced


Clinical supervision for trauma focused psychotherapy

Organizational consultation 

Group or organizational training

Professional Development

Curriculum consultation

Trauma Conscious Pedagogy training

Online / Virtual trauma conscious facilitation skills training

Psychological evaluation for asylum seekers

Medical evaluations for asylum seekers


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The team

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Amelia Ortega, LCSW, TCYM. 

Amelia specializes in trauma centered, somatic psychotherapy, online pedagogy and system change work. They currently work as a somatic psychotherapist, organizational consultant and professor of Social Work practice at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Amelia has worked for the last 13 years dedicated to supporting queer and trans young adults and families. Amelia has directed School Social Work counseling and arts programming in public high schools, residential support services for young people aging out of Foster Care and has developed school based interventions to support and organize queer students. Amelia currently works in her Queens based practice, Amanecer Feminist Psychotherapy. Amelia’s clinical practice engages trauma healing through use of somatic experiencing, and EMDR through a lens of feminist psychotherapy. Their work centers gender and race based traumas and healing, and celebrates the resilient lives of QTPOC community members. Visit their website:


Amelia Ortega, LCSW, TCYM

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Katherine Roubos, LCSW.

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Katherine is an Oakland-based white, genderqueer therapist dedicated to facilitating personal, interpersonal and collective healing through relationships and advocacy. Kat brings fifteen years of facilitation experience in classroom, community and workplace settings. Their master's thesis, titled "Cultivating Resilience: Antidotes to White Fragility in Racial Justice Education," inspire their ongoing development of curriculum that integrates somatic tools, playfulness, and trauma-informed pedagogy to address Whiteness and White privilege in academic, community and agency settings. Kat also supports the LGBTQ community through individual sessions, consultation and trainings. Kat draws on their training as a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and over a decade of applied mindfulness practice to support their facilitation, therapy and training approaches. Check out their website for more information:

Katherine Roubos, LCSW.

Telesh Pascual López, Interpreter/Intérprete.

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Telesh Pascual López is Maya, Kanjobal form Guatemala and immigrated to Los Angeles where she grew up. She is a trauma-informed interpreter with extensive experience working directly with psychotherapists who perform psychological evaluations for asylum seekers in addition to medical evaluations.  Telesh has over 10 years of experience as an interpreter in the following areas for social justice and social services organizations:  human rights, lgbtqgnc, legal services, labor, education, community organizing, and international matters. She completed a course for Trauma-Informed interpreters at Cross-Cultural Communications. In the spring of 2012, she completed a medical interpreting intensive course at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was also one of the co-founders and worker-owner of Caracol Language Cooperative, a small business that provided language services to New York City for almost 10yrs. Her dedication to language justice was inspired by her years as a volunteer interpreter with domestic worker organizing in New York City.

Telephone: 917-325-4696

Book services: Interpretation Request Form 

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Telesh Pascual López Interpreter/Intéprete.


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This 1-hour foundational training establishes a working definition of trauma and trauma conscious facilitation.


The webinar reviews foundational concepts and skills related to individual mind-body regulation and applies these concepts to challenges in group facilitation.

We will model several interventions throughout the training and encourage you to reflect on your facilitation experiences within these new frameworks.

Sliding scale $25 - 200. Please thoughtfully consider what a sustainable rate is for your participation in this workshop. 

If you aren’t able to make this training, but would like to in the future, please sign up to receive news via email about upcoming opportunities to connect with the Trauma Conscious Praxis Institute HERE

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