Ms. Xiomara Sosa
Counselor - NCC, LPC-I
Xiomara A. Sosa is the Owner and Founder of XAS Consulting, LLC (XAS), DBA XiomaraASosa.com, a boutique private practice and lifestyle brand promoting healing and well-being through professional services, X-signature offerings, and social change advocacy. As CEO and Creator of XiomaraASosa.com, she is an accomplished Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), Healing and Well-being Consultant and Positive Psychology Coach who provides flexible, consumer-oriented coaching, consulting and counseling services.
Ms. Sosa is a social change advocate, social entrepreneur, and social scientist. As an award-winning nonprofit executive and military veteran, she leverages an interpersonal approach using virtual models that target children, communities, families, veterans, and women. She is a culturally competent practitioner with many years of experience working with the Hispanic/Latino, military veteran, sexual/gender minority (LGBTQQIA+), and women communities delivering culturally competent services. Xiomara is building a global community as she continues to emerge through inspirational approaches that broaden her understanding of well-being within a global context.
As a multicultural counselor, her cultural competency specialty is focused on working with the Hispanic, veteran, and sexual and gender minority (LGBTQQIA+) communities. As an integrative counselor, she works with individuals, couples, youth, families, groups, patients, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and agencies. Xiomara’s clinical focus is on Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders. Her theoretical orientation is integrative which means she draws on and blends specific types of therapies. This approach is not linked to one particular type of therapy as those practicing integrative counseling do not believe that only one approach works for each client in all situations.
Xiomara’s passion is in social change advocacy and her goal is to promote social policy that protects the well-being of all people through public policy and action, and community outreach initiatives. Xiomara’s key advocacy issue is combating negative stigma about mental health with evidence-based empirical research data. Xiomara is an altruistic humanitarian passionate about global culture and committed to social welfare. She practices a progressive, innovative path to integrative mental healthcare by combining psychology and mental health evidence-based theoretical orientations. Xiomara integrates the role of mental health care and well-being efforts in providing services to all communities. She works with mixed ages and genders, is bilingual (Spanish), and provides services in private consultation, by telephone or electronically.
Xiomara founded two digital social change nonprofit organizations, The Get-Right! Organization, Inc. (Get-Right!) in 2010, and You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services Organizations, Inc. (You Are Strong!) in 2011, to effect positive social change through innovative and purposeful advocacy initiatives that serve all communities. Get-Right!’s mission is to educate families, teach children, and support communities about mental health and physical health. Get-Right was administratively dissolved on September 23, 2016. You Are Strong!’s mission is to combat stigma and provide health and human services information to veterans and their families.
Through Get-Right! Xiomara is the Executive Creator of the following advocacy networks:
National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network
National Latina Integrative Health Advocacy Network
National Modern Family Wellness Advocacy Network
National Sexual and Gender (LGBT+) Minority Mental Health Professionals Network
Proyecto Evolve! Latina Girls Collective Action Network
Through You Are Strong! Xiomara is the Executive Sponsor of the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance whose mission was to achieve the Congressional Gold medal for the historic Puerto Rican American 65th Infantry Regiment and served on their Steering Committee. In addition, she is also the Executive Creator of following advocacy networks:
Coalition of Female Veteran Leaders
National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network
Operation She is Strong! Women Veterans Mental Health and Human Services Network
Sexual and Gender (LGBTQQIA) Minority Veterans Advocacy Network
In 2014 Xiomara received El Diario “Mujeres Destacadas” award in health from La Prensa Newspaper, a premier event and editorial series celebrating native New York Latinas. In 2013 she was nominated for The Trailblazer Award by WEGO Health for their Health Activist Awards and The Mobilizer Award by the Social Revolucion at SXSW. In 2011 and 2012 she was nominated for The Woman of Worth Award by L’Oreal Paris. CATALINA Magazine awarded Xiomara the 2010 Deloitte Groundbreaking Latina Leader of the Year award for her work that consistently promotes a positive image of Hispanics and their culture, and to promote her accomplishments as one of the nation’s leading Latinas. She was also awarded the Northern Virginia Family Service Special Foster Care Certificate of Approval and Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valuable contributions as a Therapeutic Foster Parent. Xiomara is a recipient of the Campaign Air Force Training Ribbon, the Campaign Army Service Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service, and the Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement for Meritorious Service.
Xiomara was featured as a leader on the Fabulosamentelatina.com Success channel and as a Personal Consultant on their advice channel. She was also featured on the AOL Latino Icons channel as a Latina Leader and on Latinas Inspire as an Inspirational Latina. Xiomara was named Latina de la Semana by El Tiempo Latino and was featured in the Latinas Today section of Latina Style Magazine. Her reputation has attracted media commentary by such outlets as the Sun Sentinel, Catalina Magazine, and Careerjournal.com/The Wall Street Journal Executive Career Site. She’s also been sought after to review books written by Hispanic authors such as Profound CrossRoads by Anthony Ramos and Good Night Captain Mama: Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato. For more media information click here Press.
Xiomara was appointed to serve as a Special Government Employee of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the American Counselors Association (ACA), the Charleston SC Tri-County Counseling Association, and is a leader in ACA’s Veterans Interest Network (VIN). She currently provides Disaster Mental Health services to the American Red Cross for disaster and humanitarian relief efforts.
Xiomara earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix (Accredited) and her Master of Science Degree in Mental Health – Forensic Counseling from Walden University (CACREP Accredited). She is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor-I. She attended The United States Air Force (USAF) University Community College of the Air Force, is a graduate of the USAF Military Training Center, the USAF Technical Training Center, and the United States Army Training Center.
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