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Ximena Mejia

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Mejia was born in Quito, Ecuador and came to the United States to pursue her college education. She graduated with a mental health counseling master’s degree from Stetson University and completed her doctorate degree in counselor education from University of Central Florida.

Dr. Mejia has worked in Higher Education for 23 years and has been teaching for 17 years . Dr. Mejia is a licensed mental health counselor and practices in the States of Vermont and Florida.

Dr. Mejia's scholarship focuses on how the categories of social and economic justice interact with individual’s mental health. Particularly the impact that gender, sexuality, race, class, geographies have on people’s mental health and wellness.

Her publications include: “Gender Matters: Working with Men survivors of Trauma”, “Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counselor Education: The Potential of Service-Learning in the Development of Sensitive and Competent Mental Health Professionals”.