Angelica Pinna-Perez: Therapy for Marginalized & Disenfranchised People

The Vital Mission of a Therapist Working with Marginalized and Disenfranchised Populations


Listen to this interview with Angelica Pinna-Perez:

We are proud to present a special Mental Health Aloud podcast. Please join OC87 Recovery Diaries editor Laura Farrell as she interviews Dr. Angelica Pinna-Perez about her work with self-identified marginalized/disenfranchised folx.

Dr. Perez’s interview touches on many of the crushing and relevant issues with which we are wrestling as a nation today, related to race, trauma, oppression, abuse. This wide-ranging interview covers Dr. Perez’s perspectives on client/therapist dynamics, different therapeutic modalities, culturally-competent care, the arts, cultural biases and much more.

In addition to treating clients, Dr. Perez also provides clinical supervision to POC clinicians at Lesley University. As we navigate complex issues about race and mental health in America, we would do well to remember something Dr. Perez says in her interview, “The client is the expert of their life.”

We hope you enjoy this intriguing, moving interview with a wonderful mental health professional who is making great strides in helping those with limited access to mental health services in her community.

Angelica Pinna-Perez


EDITOR IN CHIEF: Gabriel Nathan | EDITOR: Laura Farrell | DESIGN: Leah Alexandra Goldstein | PUBLISHER: Bud Clayman

Laura is a therapist, writer, editor and artist living in Philadelphia, where she currently works as a therapist while also editing for OC87 Recovery Diaries. In her spare time Laura loves exploring nature and looking up at the sky or out at the ocean when possible. Laura believes in the healing powers of the arts and has found them to be crucial in her own healing process.