Dra. Mariangelly Sierra joined Walden University’s School of Counseling as Contributing Faculty in May 2021. Mariangelly possesses experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in private practice. Her current clinical focus is on supporting the Latinx and LGBTQIA+ communities. In the past, she has worked with non-US citizens on the Texas-Mexico border and refugee families survivors of trauma from countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Mariangelly is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, & Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), and the Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW). Mariangelly serves as a Multicultural and Social Justice Concerns Board Trustee for SAIGE. Her research and presentation interests include multicultural competence in counseling and counselor education and supervision, social justice, and advocacy related to Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and other minoritized populations.
When she is not teaching, mentoring, or supporting clients, she enjoys drawing, painting, meditating, and being out in nature in the company of her child.
COUN 6782 - Internship
COUN 6771 - Practicum
COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling
COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
PhD, Walden University
MS, Walden University
MA, Seminario Evangelico de Puerto Rico
BA, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus
Sierra, M. (2022). Becoming a Culturally Responsive Counseling Professional. Walden University School of Lifelong Learning
Sierra, M., Gess, J. M. (2021). Chapter 20.4: Cultural Considerations in Treatment, Case of Ismat. . Casebook for DSM5: Diagnosis and treatment planning (2nd Ed.)
Gess, J. M., Sierra, M. (2021). Chapter 20.3: Cultural Considerations in Treatment, Case of Amy. . Casebook for DSM5: Diagnosis and treatment planning (2nd Ed.)
Sierra, M. (2019). Increasing your Cultural Sensitivity. The Savvy Student
Sierra, M., Jenkins, C. D., Bell, T., McKinney, R. (2023). Inclusive Representation in Leadership: A Call to Action. ACA
Sierra, M. (2022). Competencias Multiculturales como Ejercicio de Justicia Social.. Asociacion Puertorriqueña de Consejeria Profesional
Banerjee, S. K., Szirony, G., Sierra, M. (2022). Theoretical and Empirical Connections Between Physical and Mental Health Among US adults in a Pandemic Era. Walden University
Sierra, M. (2021). Estrategias para Desarrollar Nuestra Receptividad Cultural como Consejeres Profesionales. Asociacion Puertorriqueña de Consejeria Profesional
Sierra, M., Gess, J. M. (2021). Strategies for Becoming Culturally Responsive Counseling Professionals. Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
Sierra, M. (2020). Strategies for Becoming Culturally Sensitive Counselors. Walden University
Sierra, M., Gess, J. M. (2019). The Role of Multicultural Competence in Generating Collaborative Social Change Efforts. Walden University
Sierra, M. (2019). Multicultural Panel. Walden University