About Me

Greetings! / Saludos!

My name is Dr. Veronica Orozco (she/her/ella). I am a Mexicana/Chicana, daughter of immigrants, licensed psychologist, and mama to two kids. I was born in Southern California and spent my childhood in Michoacan, Mexico, joyfully and free in the lands of my ancestors. I am a first generation college student, bilingual, and bicultural mujer.

After 20+ years of professional experience and training, I founded Soulmente out of love for the therapy process and a deep respect for the souls that entrust in me their stories. It is an honor and privilege to provide emotional, informational/educational, and spiritual support to individuals in their healing journey. Soulmente is a soft place to land - a space for safety, ease, empowerment, and joy.

Educationally, I earned my B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Irvine. From there, I moved to Columbus, Ohio and completed my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The Ohio State University in 2007. My dissertation focused on the academic resilience of Latina/o university students.  I completed my doctoral internship at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at California State University Long Beach and post-doctoral fellowship at CAPS at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For 2 years, I also served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University in New York.

For over a decade, I’ve been a Senior Licensed Psychologist at CAPS at the University of California, Berkeley. I provide culturally informed counseling to marginalized and BIPOC students and direct clinical supervision to Doctoral Interns and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Clinically, I work from a multicultural, strengths- and evidence-based, and relational approach to help people overcome mental health challenges, academic doubts in college, heal from trauma, and facilitate a kinder, more compassionate relationship with themselves.

Join me as you manifest a new beginning of healing and joy!


Dr. Orozco

My Approach to Therapy

  • I believe that healing happens in relationship and a trustworthy, affirming, and non-judgmental counselor is key. This is why I am here to listen to you and co-create the relational safety that you need to heal and grow.

  • I believe we all have strengths, gifts, and are resilient. I also believe there is room to learn new things about yourself and grow. We will work to strengthen self-compassion and self-kindness to help you build a better relationship with yourself.

  • I believe that culture and family significantly impact our development. I will remain culturally humble, curious, and center your personal story and experience because this is important to your wellness journey.

  • I believe that we don’t know what we don’t know. I will work with you to identify patterns, invite new insights, help you stay with difficult feelings, facilitate emotional awareness and expression, and encourage you as you practice new behaviors.

  • I believe there are many forms of healing and talk therapy is one of many. I will make space for holistic healing that includes the body, mind, and soul.

  • I am always receptive to feedback and will create opportunities to reflect on our work. This reflection and clarity is important because it will help us cultivate our therapeutic relationship so that I can help you reach your goals.

  • I am integrative in my approach to therapy and primarily incorporate interpersonal, multicultural, feminist, social-justice, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed, strengths-based, and solution-focused approaches in my clinical work. I have trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which can help people heal from distressing life experiences and traumatic events.

  • I provide both short-term and on-going therapy. The length of therapy will be entirely up to you. Generally, it will be based on the concerns you bring to therapy, your goals, and the ways we decide to work together.
If this sounds like what you’re looking for, join me in a complimentary 15 minute consultation to determine if we are a good fit.