Dr. Taqueena Quintana is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), nationally certified counselor (NCC), approved clinical supervisor (ACS), board-certified telemental health counselor (BC-TMH), registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), counselor educator, author, and consultant. She has over 15 years experience in education and counseling within various settings including K-12 institutions, colleges/universities, private practice, military installations, hospitals, and community mental health agencies.
Dr. Quintana is dedicated to supporting and preparing the next generation of professional counselors to serve historically excluded groups and communities. She has presented nationally and internationally at various counseling conferences and has published peer-reviewed articles that focus on culturally responsive practices in counseling. Her research interests include counseling military-connected youth, clinical supervision, school-based mental health, supporting students with disabilities, anti-racist counseling, and telemental health.
Dr. Quintana was awarded for her work in advocating for underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized communities by the National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program. Through NBCC, she currently volunteers as a mentor for emerging professional counselors who serve similar populations.
Dr. Quintana holds a BA in History with a Minor in Puerto Rican, Africana, and Latin American Studies from CUNY Hunter College, an M.S.Ed. in Teaching Students with Disabilities and an M.S.Ed. in School Counseling, both from CUNY Brooklyn College, and an EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Argosy University- Northern Virginia.