Hi I'm Erica,
A transformative thought leader that has you, your organization, and your people's best interests at heart.
About the Founder and CEO
An immigrant with a heart of gold and a zest for life arrived in the United States with big dreams. Through education, mentorship and volunteerism, she created a beautiful ecosystem of love and support, and realized that she had the power to change the narrative of her life. Now as conqueror, guerrera, she is ready to help 1,000,000 matriarchs do the same. She is Erica Priscilla Sandoval, LCSW.
As a mental health practitioner, speaker, executive coach, entrepreneur, podcaster, philanthropist, and author of Latinx/e in Social Work Volumes I and II. She founded Sandoval Psychotherapy Consultation – known as Sandoval CoLab – where she oversees a team of social workers; leads diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, a breakthrough approach to an awakened mind and healing trauma and depression. Erica was recently named New York Socia of Latina Empire, a personal and business development coaching program.
The recipient of many awards, Erica received Prospanica- NY’s 2021 Top Latinx Leaders Social Justice Award, was recognized by Latino Leaders in Action as a Latino Leader on the Radar, and was awarded the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Award. In 2020, Erica became the first immigrant Latina president of the National Association of Social Workers’ New York City chapter and is now the chapter’s President Emeritus. She served on the board of directors of Latino Social Work Coalition Scholarship Fund Inc and mentored the new leaders of the organization.
As a proud immigrant from Ecuador, her passion is fueled by supporting the community she is a part. Her greatest pride is being a single mother and raising her 22-year- old daughter, Isabella, whom she considers her biggest teacher.
NGOs, for-profit organizations, and universities call on me to help them strategize and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that improve the mental wellness and performance of their members.
Our team provides a safe and supportive environment for equity-conscious leaders to unpack unconscious biases and address personal barriers to overall wellness. When they do, they’re empowered to show up more authentically and lead with confidence. Our team is made of up highly qualified and vetted psychotherapists that provide individual, couples and family therapy. We come full circle in our expertise, working with individuals and family and coaching executives and leaders who work for corporate and non-profit organizations.
I speak on topics that impact optimal mental health and wellness in culturally diverse environments such as Shifting from “Diversity and Inclusion” to “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and "Maintaining Dialogues and Actionable Training at the Intersection Of Our Identities, Privilege, and Wellness".
Our team specializes in communications, social work justice, diversity, inclusion, equity expertise, training and practices.
Laura A. Alonzo
Social Media Specialist
Monika Estrada Guzman
BSW, LMSW, SIFI - CLINICIAN
Monika is the Founding Program Director of Nido de Esperanza in Washington Heights/Inwood, a faith-based early childhood intervention program for families with infants and toddlers ages zero to three. Her work and excellence has been recognized with the New York University Silver School of Social Work Outstanding Student Program Award, National Association of Social Workers NYC Chapter Alex Rosen Award and Aquamarine Award, and the Latino Social Work Coalition Leadership Award.
LMSW - CLINICIAN
Sherona Gardner is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York, who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, and challenging life transitions. She has a down-to-earth, inclusive style will also help you to feel safe, and at ease, as she understands that clients are the experts of their own lives. Sherona has over 8 years of experience in the social work field and works through a strength-based and person-centered approach.
LMSW - CLINICIAN
Tiffany Hervas, LMSW is a trauma-informed psychotherapist who works with preteens, adolescents and young adults. Her inclusive collaborative process supports working through anxiety, depression, identity, trauma, inner child healing, complex family systems and life transitions. She utilizes play therapy, expressive art, spirituality, somatics and movement techniques when requested to facilitate deeper healing work. "Transform yourself to transform the world," by Grace Lee Boggs is the motto she practices through. Her specialties are in working with families of mixed immigration status through ongoing supportive therapy, conducting psychological evaluations for immigration petitions, such as, VAWA and hardship waivers; and facilitating healing conversations around (intergenerational) financial trauma toward building economic power.
LMSW - CLINICIAN
Erin is a psychotherapist who works with adults and older adolescents in individual therapy. She works from a humanistic and relational psychoanalytic perspective, but believes in tailoring therapy to fit the individual. Her style is collaborative, warm, interactive and inquisitive - she works to create a space where you can try new things and explore your experiences with openness and curiosity, with a goal of feeling better and experiencing greater connection and meaning in life.
LMSW - CLINICIAN
Jessica is a bilingual licensed master social worker. A native New Yorker and first generation LATINX female, she has years of experience working with the BIPOC community in Western Queens. She specializes in trauma informed care, providing services to adolescent / adult survivors of sexual trauma and intimate partner violence through a holistic, integrative approach.
LCSW - CLINICIAN
Jenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in practice since 2015. Her areas of expertise are older adults, adults and adolescents. She offers individual therapy with a compassionate approach, creating a non judgemental space where together with her clients they can explore life's biggest questions with openness and curiosity. Jenn is bilingual and can offer both English and Spanish speaking therapy. Jenn worked as a Community Social Worker for a few years and later transitioned into Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, she also works as a Medical Social Worker specializing in Neurological Disorders. Her experience lends her the ability to see the therapeutic relationship with her clients under a Social Work Justice lens. Jennifer believes mental health should be accessible to all and continues to advocate for continuous efforts for the destigmatizing of mental health.
Olga A. Preciado
LMSW, Strategic Relationship Manager
Olga’s passion for social justice and education started when she joined AmeriCorps as an Education Specialist and then became a teacher in Oakland, CA, working with a predominantly Spanish-speaking immigrant community. Olga obtained a master’s in social work from NYU-Silver School of Social Work. Before this, Olga was the coordinator for the Latino Social Work Coalition in New York City, advocating to increase the number of linguistically and culturally sensitive social workers to better serve the Latinx community.
LMSW, PHD - CLINICIAN
Claudia Marchetti is a psychotherapist and New York-licensed social worker who specializes in helping people with personal identity and relationship issues. She takes a nonjudgmental, accepting, warm, and collaborative approach to help you and your partner navigate life transitions, nurture your relationship, and grow both personally and as a couple.
Madeline Maldonado is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in program administration, clinical supervision & trainings, psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluations, and social work consulting. Madeline has dedicated her career to helping people and seeking to improve systems and organizations that work with, and service people. As a professor and Social Work Consultant, she trains students and professionals on how to work within the current mental health system with less stress, secondary trauma and burnout. She confronts problems with teamwork and solution focused strategies.
Licensed Clinical bilingual Spanish speaking social worker with 30 years of professional experience in diverse populations including persons with trauma background, partner violence, substance abuse, mental illness, child welfare and persons in the criminal justice systems. Because of Sylvia's extensive work she's been exhibited as a mentor and leader in the field. Known for having deep intercultural sensitivity, which has added significantly to the effectiveness of her work. Skilled in grief and loss and post-traumatic stress disorder. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Resourceful, creative and a leader among peers, department heads and community organizations.
Working with Erica is like a dream! From the first moment of communication being warm and inviting to continued communication being consistent and supportive. She truly takes her time to not just listen and engage but to build with you. Exploring and identifying barriers or challenges and partnering with you to find solutions that are tangible and realistic is something that Erica makes look effortless. She truly was a pleasure to work with and I am thinking about ways to keep these collaborative juices flowing!
Contributing Author, Latinx in Social Work