Iris Carrillo Bio
In my clinical work, outreach, consultation, mentoring, and supervision, I strive to utilize a feminist and social justice framework to address and transform personal, interpersonal and institutional dynamics of privilege, power, and oppression. I conceptualize the counseling space and relationship as a collaborative endeavor between therapist and client that considers the influence of societal factors on students’ presenting concerns and can lead to students’ self-empowerment and determination. I am proudly bilingual and provide therapy in Spanish, and I support Aggie Dreamers in their quest for citizenship via immigrant youth leadership and mobilization. Further, I am proud to be an Aggie Ally and to serve on the Aggie Allies Board and the GLBT Resource Center Advisory Board to help address the discrimination and oppression LGBTQ+ Aggies face on our campus and in their lives.
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Anthropology, Harvard University
Counseling Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologist, No. 36345
Areas of Special Interest:
Sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, eating disorders and body image concerns, trauma (sexual assault/rape, intimate partner violence, child abuse), the intersectionality of identities, issues impacting Latina/o students and undocumented college students, career development, social justice and diversity issues, outreach and consultation, training and supervision.
Integration of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and emotion-focused theories and cognitive behavioral approaches, within a feminist, social justice, and multicultural framework.