Juan Pantoja-Patiño, M.S.

Staff Clinician

Staff Clinician

I am a first-generation, queer-identified, Mexican-American born in Chicago, IL (the real Chicago, not the suburbs). I come from a family of Mexican immigrants that led to me living in Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and now South Bend, IN. I received my Master's from Marquette University and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. I have been practicing therapy for 5+ years, primarily in University Counseling Centers serving students.

As a therapist, I am collaborative, warm, humorous (however, I am not doing stand-up!), and direct yet gentle. My therapy style involves an emphasis on emotions (Emotion-Focused Therapy). I will walk with you in your healing journey while giving you the space to express both the beautiful and painful emotions.

My professional interests include relational concerns, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ concerns, oppression, men's concerns, and bilingual therapy (English, Spanish).

I very much enjoy spending time with family and friends, Mexican foods (enchiladas verdes are it!), traveling especially to Latin American countries, reading, music, and watching anything comedy related.