Luis Cornejo (he/him) is an Indigiqueer Bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. From an early age, Luis knew he was different and eventually discovered that he identified as Queer.
Luis's identity was not accepted growing up in a community heavily influenced by machismo (toxic masculinity) and religion. Luis spent years engaging in self-discovery which included therapy before embracing the life that felt most authentic to him.
This journey of growth and self-love led Luis to become a mental health professional so that he could support others on their journey.
As a therapist Luis specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, sex-related concerns, and depression. His practice serves creatives, artists, influencers, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ folx.
The lack of representation of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities inspired Luis to found PsychoSocial Media, a multimedia platform to provide mental health education through articles written by mental health professionals of color.
"Over the past couple of years, we have seen an increase in Queer presence in the media," Luis remarks. "However, presence does not equal representation."
Luis has a strong passion and love for all types of media. He believes that the media plays a massive role in the way mental health is understood and wants to use his knowledge to increase awareness. Luis is also a natural entertainer that enjoys making others laugh and feel inspired.
As a testament to his work, Luis has been featured on Telemundo, a large Spanish Network, on a monthly basis, where he talks about anxiety, depression, and other mental health topics in Spanish. Luis is interested in working with the LATV Network & community.
As a content creator, Luis is breaking down barriers and creating visibility for Queer Latinx and POC folx.
When asked what his work means to him, Luis shares the following:
"My work is extremely important to me. As an Indigiqueer therapist I value the space I co-create with my Queer clients. Mental health is very important and I love that I get to work with so many different people and listen to their stories."
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