Miriam Barillas, PsyD is a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychologist with a Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an emphasis in Multicultural Community-Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She completed a CAPIC-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Pasadena City College Counseling Center and a post doctorate fellowship at Pacific Clinics. Some of her professional and research interests include working with the Latinx community, multicultural psychology, identity development, anxiety, depression, and immigration psychology. She has a passion for working with historically marginalized student populations that stems from her own personal background as a daughter of immigrant parents from Guatemala. Her identity and experiences as a woman of color and as a minoritized individual provides her with a deep understanding of the barriers and struggles that students of color, first gen, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and other minority students face in their efforts to thrive in a college.
Favorite quote that keeps me motivated:
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
What do you do to de-stress?
To de-stress, I go on hikes, spend time with family and friends, watch and attend tennis events, try new taco places, and cuddle with my fur babies.