Clinic Therapist, Gender & Family Project / Foster Care & Adoption Project
Jules Garcia de Onrubia (they/them), LMSW, is a clinic therapist with the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, and Foster Care & Adoption Project. They are also currently training in Ackerman’s Family Engagement and Acceptance Training program (FEAT).
After obtaining a degree from the New School in Environmental Policy, Jules worked in sustainable, off-grid housing, where they gained a better understanding of social isolation and the need for connection and community building. This inspired them to pursue an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where they graduated with a specialization in Gender and Sexuality.
Their clinical focus on LGBTQ+ and TGNCNB individuals is informed by their own identity. As a white, trans, queer, latinx immigrant, their training and life experience informs their practice. They are interested in approaching clinical work from a relational, psychodynamic, liberatory perspective that challenges power structures and empowers their clients. Jules strives to facilitate an environment that is collaborative and strengths-based, allowing for the nuance and complexity of human experience.