Sandra Calles, PhD

Dr. Sandra Calles is a psychologist, educator, life coach, mentor and activist. Her passion is to advocate for causes she believes in, teach about mental health topics, and guide others, so they may achieve success in their personal and career endeavors.

She has over 11 years of experience as a mental health professional having worked at various mental health facilities. Most recently she was a therapist at Los Angeles Harbor College at the Life Skills Center. While at Harbor College, she helped many students overcome emotional obstacles so they could transfer to universities and meet their career goals. She devotes her personal and professional life to political causes, and activities that promote mental health, women’s issues, the empowerment of Latinas through education, business ownership, financial literacy and political engagement. Dr. Sandra is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills, earning both a BA in Human Services and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She earned her doctorate from Saybrook University in Psychology, where she developed a treatment modality from her research on survivors of sudden cardiac death. The treatment plan known as PROSPER, is an acronym detailing a healing plan that can be applied to survivors of various traumas and is the underpinning for the work she does with her clients..... Continue Reading

“I AM Latino in America” Tour stops in Dallas

DALLAS — SMU’s Cox Latino Leadership Initiative and the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau hosted the “I Am Latino in America” tour Tuesday at the McFarlin Memorial Auditorium.
The “I Am Latino in America” tour, hosted by award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien, kicked off in 2015 and returned in February 2016, adding Dallas to the cities it would . . . → Read More: “I AM Latino in America” Tour stops in Dallas

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Ask a Mexican

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Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights-Desegregation and Education

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