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Loidaly González-Rosario

Loidaly Gonzalez-Rosario

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Office: Biltmore Park Town Square Suite 230 Biltmore Park Building
Pronouns: she/her/ella


Loidaly González-Rosario is an assistant professor in the Counseling Program at Western Carolina University. She is originally from Puerto Rico, was raised in Miami, FL where she got her bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Florida International University. Her work centers around social justice advocacy, community action, and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse children and families throughout the lifespan. She is currently working within Birth Equity spaces as a doula and a perinatal mental health therapist. She uses the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies to ground her work. Loidaly strives to uplift the voices of youth and families in research and advocates for families across systems.


  • Ph D, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • MA, Florida International University
  • BS, Florida International University

Teaching Interests

- Multicultural Counseling Practice<br>- Counseling Skills<br>- Group Counseling Skills<br>- Global Perspectives in Counseling<br>- Professional School Counseling

Research Interests

- Social Justice Advocacy in Counseling<br>- Creative Counseling Practice<br>- BIPOC Perinatal Mental Health<br>- Birth Equity

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