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Phone: 2655

Paula Helu-Brown - PhD

Part-time Instructor, Counseling Psychology, Psychology

PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California

MS, Counseling, San Diego State University

BA, Psychology, CETYS Universidad


Paula Helu-Brown is a Mexican native who joined Mount Saint Mary's University in 2017 as part of the ¡Enlaces! Program faculty, where she teaches in both English and Spanish. She completed a Master's of Science degree in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy at San Diego State University in 2011, and a PhD in Social Work with a Gender Studies certificate from USC in 2017. Paula has worked in many different mental health settings including community mental health, wraparound and therapy for foster youth, and with survivors of relationship, gender and sexual violence. Paula's research centers mainly on Latino mental health, serious mental illness, gender, sexuality and intersectionality. In addition to teaching at MSMU, Paula helped develop and is the clinical coordinator of a mental health program for Latino immigrants at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.