Juan Leon Parra, LMHC
Clinical interests: Juan is interested in collaboration across teams and disciplines to rethink clinical practice and facilitate access to care for marginalized and minoritized individuals and families. He has more than 13 years of clinical experience in the Boston area. He has practiced in-home family therapy within CBHI, and integrated care responding to clients’ complex physical, mental, substance use, and social determinants of health needs in a community health and primary care setting. More recently at Boston University, Juan partnered with young adults who experience severe mental illness and psychosis and helped them build skills around stress hardiness, self-regulated learning, and craft a more personalized and meaningful recovery journey.
Academic: Juan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Secondary Education at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He then got a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. In 2012 he got his Massachusetts license to practice independently as a mental health clinician. While studying counseling psychology, Juan served at a multidisciplinary team and partnered with diverse community organizations and Boston College’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice to cultivate culturally responsive mental health advocacy.