Dominique is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. She earned her both her BSW and MSW at Rutgers University—New Brunswick with a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. During her undergraduate and graduate experiences, Dominique immersed herself in the community, forming valuable connections with her peers/colleagues, bringing awareness to, and supporting vital social justice issues. Dominique currently works for Rutgers University Counseling Center (CAPS) as a Community Based Counselor embedded in the Center for Latino Arts and Culture and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. In this role she manages individual therapy sessions, groups, and creates workshops directly tailored to meet community needs. Dominique utilizes a client-centered and trauma-informed approach in her practice, which has been influenced by her strong background in working with survivors of trauma, community violence, sexual assault, and domestic/interpersonal violence. Dominique continues to advocate for mental health accessibility for marginalized populations and prioritizes providing mental health resources with an emphasis on the impact of culture and intersectional race dynamics. She believes that empathy and compassion are key to human connection and are vital in assisting others on their own individual healing journeys.