Cinthya Chin Herrera received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She is Director of Clinical and Community Training at WestCoast Children’s Clinic (WCC), a child and family community mental health clinic in Oakland, California where she provides direction and oversight of a comprehensive training program for supervisors, clinicians, and the community. Dr. Chin Herrera promotes cross-cultural transformational practice to develop mental health professionals who serve youth and families in the areas of complex trauma and resilience, collaboration, advocacy, and empowerment. She provides trainings on client-centered, trauma-informed care to vulnerable children and families in community mental health settings and draws upon her Nicaraguan, Mexican, and Chinese roots and her experience as an immigrant to the United States to inform her practice, training, and writings.


  • Integrated Professional Seminar III
  • Clinical Proficiency Exam Prep
  • Dissertation 1-3

Selected Publications

Unspeakable Fears: Exploring Trauma for Undocumented Immigrants. In Assessing Children in the Urban Community – https://www.routledge.com/Assessing-Children-in-the-Urban-Community/Mercer-Fong-Rosenblatt/p/book/9781315773322

Credentials & Accolades

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University