Yamila Lezcano, LMHC, is an Assistant Professor in the Undergraduate Psychology and Education Program at Albizu University. She has been in Higher Education for the past 12 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.
She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has her private practice, Counsel & Connect, in the Miami area, with over 10 years of experience in the Infant Mental Health Field and Early Childhood Developmental Disorders. In addition, she has training in Parent-Child Psychotherapy and holds several certifications in the field of Infant and Maternal Mental Health. She worked for 9 years at the University of Miami, Pediatrics Department, holding several positions while serving diverse populations, from drug dependency court clients, foster care, developmental disabilities to young children and their families. She is also a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor (YMHFA), and the Program Director for the Miami Mental Health Awareness Initiative, funded by SAMHSA.