Jesenia Alonso is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twelve years of experience working in diverse settings with children, adolescents, and adults of different cultural backgrounds. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marymount University and a master’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ms. Alonso integrates various therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Play Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to address a spectrum of emotional and psychological needs. Ms. Alonso is dedicated to working alongside individuals affected by trauma, providing therapeutic services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking.
Through her extensive work with immigrant youth and families, she has gained a wealth of professional experience regarding acculturation, family separation, reunification dynamics, the impact of community violence, and other immigration-related trauma. Ms. Alonso has presented at local, national, and international conferences to mental health professionals, victim advocates, law enforcement, court personnel, and other service providers on domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and immigration from a trauma-informed, culturally responsive victim-centered perspective. Ms. Alonso is devoted to supporting individuals as they regain the motivation, emotional strength, and willpower to overcome different challenges and stressors.