Robert Pozo, M.S., LCPC

Staff Counselor, Coordinator of Services for Latinx Students

I joined the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center team in the fall of 2022 as the Mental Health Therapist and Coordinator of Services for Latinx Students. I received my Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. During this time, I received training and provided treatment at Shady Grove Medical Center to support individuals in crises. Additionally, I provided individual and group therapy in the intensive inpatient and partial hospitalization unit for adults and adolescents who were experiencing severe emotional dysregulation. Later, I worked for an outpatient agency that connected with the community and schools to bring therapy services to limited income families.

As a bilingual therapist, I am devoted to breaking the stigma within populations that are marginalized around therapy, bringing comforting and effective treatment to these individuals. I am also passionate about working with first and second-generation Latinx individuals to help them navigate societal pressures while considering cultural norms. Through motivating, supportive, and empowering therapeutic practices, I am able to aid individuals in developing strategies and skills to manage negative thoughts and emotions. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused evidenced-based approach that is goal and strengths-focused to help clients develop skills to address their concerns. I believe through reframing negative thoughts and engaging in behavioral actions, individuals will develop a more positive outlook and improve their overall well-being.

In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching fútbol, traveling outside the country, eating delicious pastries, and spending time with family and friends.