Ammy Sena

Counseling Psychology
University of Georgia

Ammy Sena is a 3rd year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia. She is an immigrant of Dominican Republic, raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College with a certificate in Human Rights and International Justice. Additionally, Ammy received her bachelor’s from Suffolk University, double majoring in Psychology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a minor in Education.

Her research interests include the mental health of marginalized communities with a primary focus on Afro-Latinx and Afro-Caribbean persons. Additionally, she is interested in exploring decolonized and liberatory forms of healing as well as racial identity development. Her clinical interests include bilingual (Spanish) counseling, anxiety, and trauma.

Currently, Ammy is the co-coordinator of La Clinica in LaK’ech, a student run mental health clinic under the direction of Dr. Delgado-Romero that provides free counseling to the Latinx community of Athens, Georgia. Additionally, she is a practicum student at the Atlanta VA in the Trauma Recovery Program. Ammy is the instructor of record for ECHD 3030- Diversity and Helping Skills course and is a TA for ECHD 4660/6660 U.S. Latinx Mental Health: An Introduction. Ammy enjoys all things outdoors and cafecitos.