Chanel S. Rodriguez

Chanel S. Rodriguez (no photo)

Assistant Professor & Faculty Advisor, Chi Sigma Iota

School of Counseling

Academic Credentials

B.S. in Psychology, University of Central Florida M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgia State University PhD in Counseling & Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro LCMHCA (NC) National Certified Counselor (NCC)


Chanel S. Rodriguez (she/her/hers), PhD, LCMHCA, NCC, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Counseling at Marymount University.

As a Cuban-Iranian woman & a child of immigrants, much of her own & her family’s experiences & culture have led her to the work she does currently. She is a counselor educator of color that works predominantly with children, adolescents, & their families that are asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, & first-generation born in the United States (providing English & Spanish services). As a scholar, her interests involve multiculturalism in counseling, intersectionality, complex trauma, acculturation, and the mental health of immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seeking youth & their families.

Cultural humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, empowerment, and a multicultural lens are essential to positive and effective learning through her strong commitment to teaching. Her pedagogy is engaged, adapted, and intersectional to meet the needs of all students. Dr. Rodriguez also enjoys being a mentor to her students inside & outside the classroom.

Teaching Areas

Multicultural Counseling, Children & Adolescents, Ethics, Diagnosis

Research Interests

complex trauma, multiculturalism, acculturation, activism & social justice, mental health of asylum seekers, immigrants, & refugee youth & their families, & Intersectionality Theory


Rodriguez, C. S., & Smith, A. D. (2021). Terapia Filial: Filial Therapy with Hispanic and Latinx Clients. The Family Journal.


Phone: 703-284-4999