Lesbia Guillermina Orellana
Lesbia Guillermina Orellana is originally from Guatemala, earned her degree as Psychologist from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and completed her thesis dissertation on “Depression levels in women survivors of domestic violence”. She has over 18 years of experience working with Latino domestic violence and sexual assault survivors providing individual therapy and facilitating support and therapy groups for urban, rural and indigenous populations. Throughout those years Lesbia has provided trainings and workshops for Domestic Violence Advocates, Mental Health Therapists, other service providers, volunteers, etc. at Guatemalan Human Rights Commission, DAWN, WCSAP annual conferences, King and Snohomish County to awareness about Domestic and sexual Violence. Other topic such as women’s human and reproductive rights, gender violence, Latino community and sexual assault/abuse, Intimate partner sexual violence and culture, self-care for advocates, sexual trauma, etc. She has written articles for newspapers and interviewed in Univision, TV Azteca and radio shows to raise awareness about the sexual assault, rape; incest and intimate partner sexual violence. In 2017, Lesbia hosted a radio show program with the main aim of inform, educate and increase sexual assault awareness in the Latino community. In 2020 Lesbia began facilitating online mixed-gender support groups during the Covid-19 Pandemic.