“Human first, then a Therapist”

Indigenous. First Generation Student. Queer. Bilingual. Therapist

My Identity

First off, thank you for visiting my private practice site. My name is Luis Cornejo (He, Him, His) and I am a Queer, Indigenous, Latinx(e) Bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am the son of two immigrants and the first in my family to obtain both a bachelors and masters degree in the U.S.

Education

I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology (2015). I also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University (2011). 

Therapeutic Interests

My therapeutic interests include working with trauma, anxiety, depression, creatives, artists, influencers, the LGBTQ+ community, Latinx, and BIPOC folx. I am also the founder of PsychoSocial, a multimedia platform created to help provide mental health education.

Currently, I am working on becoming a certified sex therapist and EMDR therapist. I use sex therapy to provide an opportunity for individuals to explore their fantasies, sexual trauma, sexuality/identity, and provide space to heal through sexual empowerment. With EMDR, I support folx in processing trauma as well as other blockages keeping them from manifesting the life they want.

Why I Became a Therapist

“Everyone has a story”

I grew up in a traditional Guatemalan & Mexican home. My parents both immigrated to the U.S when they were approximately 13 years old. As a first-generation U.S born citizen, I often struggled feeling stuck between three worlds. To add to that I learned early on in my life that I was different from my classmates. At first, I didn’t know what I was experiencing and it was a scary and confusing time for me. I eventually learned that I identified as Gay.

Unfortunately, most of what I heard about being Gay was negative. My parents are also very religious and were not accepting of my sexuality. It took years of self-discovery, therapy, and growth before I was able to live in a way that feels authentic to me. Today I continue to learn about myself and now identify as a queer individual. My experiences have fueled my passion for supporting others in their journey of self-discovery and helping them manifest the lives they want! As a mental health professional, I don’t only provide therapy, I am also an advocate, creator, and entrepreneur.

My passions include mental health, education, fashion, art, creativity, photography, public speaking, building community, and entrepreneurship.

I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my partner of 12 years and our two fur babies.

Professional Credentials

M.S. Counseling: Marriage & Family Therapy (2015)

California State University, Long Beach

B.A. Child & Adolescent Development (2011)

San Francisco State University

Sex Therapy Certificate (2019)

California Institute of Integral Studies

“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”
Carol Moseley-Braun
Former U.S Senator