Dr. Gonzalez is Professor of Counselor Education and Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Antioch University Seattle. She is co-leading the development of the low-residency CMHC program expected to start July 2021. The low residency program will be structured as a collaborative cohort model. Much of the master’s level coursework will be partnered with courses within the Ph.D. curriculum. The low residency CMHC program will provide a structure and set of experiences to help students develop the intellectual and relational capacities needed to understand and work with others in the professional practice of counseling empowering diverse individuals, families, and groups.
Dr. Gonzalez earned her PhD and Master’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and moved to Seattle in 2014 to become a faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and an approved supervisor in the state of Washington. Dr. Gonzalez was previously faculty at the University of San Diego, Director of Clinical Studies at Webster University, and clinic director, supervisor, and adjunct at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Gonzalez currently serves as the president of the American Counseling Association of Washington, an assistant chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee, a board member for the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and board member for the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision (JTCES). She co-edited, Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling, and currently working on her next book.