Juan Carlos Barrera

Juan Carlos Barrera LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Juan Carlos received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University. He also completed his Master of Social Work degree at Rutgers University. Juan Carlos has 13 years of experience ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. He recognizes that each family is unique, and that they are their own expert. Juan Carlos is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and has experience working with the Hispanic community.

Juan Carlos utilizes a strength-based approach. Juan Carlos recognizes that respect, empathy, and authenticity are core conditions to build therapeutic relationships. Juan Carlos is enthusiastic, empathetic, and non-judgmental by nature. He is focused on providing a welcoming and safe environment to those who need it most. Each individual Juan Carlos meets as a mental health professional matters to him. His main goal is to assist individuals of all ages in developing functional coping skills that will assist them to enjoy their lives to their fullest potential.

Juan Carlos's Presentations


Intersectionality, Privilege, and Mental Health

How multiple, socially constructed marginalizations impact mental and behavioral health

This workshop will define and discuss intersectionality as well as privilege, as the definitions and how they play out are intertwined. We will also discuss how these two aspects of our society and culture impact the mental health of those who have been historically and currently marginalized.

We will address race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic “class,” people with disabilities, immigration status, and people who are neurodivergent in the context of mental and behavioral health.

There will be discussion not only of how the effects of intersectionality can lead to mental illness, but also the lack of accessibility to treatment as well as reluctance to seek treatment and the reasons why this all occurs.

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