Dr. Belinda Hinojos
Belinda Hinojos, Ph.D. attended the University of Kansas (KU), where she completed her bachelor’s of psychology, and received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a staff psychologist and Training Director with Morningstar. She works providing mental health services to the American Indian communities in Nebraska. This includes outreach and services to the Little Priest Tribal College, and the Nebraska Indian Community College. She is currently working to establish an APA accredited internship program at Morningstar. Belinda previously held the position of Training Director at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Throughout her career Belinda has had a focus on increasing access to quality mental health services for people of color. She began her work at UNL-CAPS as the Diversity Coordinator and Latinx Outreach Specialist. Prior to starting her doctoral program Belinda worked at a community mental health agency in Kansas City providing mental health services to the Latinx community. She is an active member of the National Latinx Psychological Association. She currently serves on the Standing Committee on Diversity through the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies, in addition to the Training Advisory Committee for the Minority Fellowship Program through the American Psychological Association.
On a personal note, Belinda is a mom to a teenage boy. She loves tacos, dancing, and her favorite thing to do is spend time with friends and family. Although she has lived in Lincoln for over 10 years now, she will never stop representing Kansas City! Her favorite teams are all the Kansas City teams (Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC), and of course, the KU Jayhawks!
Her thoughts on working at Morningstar: “Although I just started, I feel like it is a perfect fit. I love the family-focused practice, the attention to self-care, and the emphasis on cultural humility. It really feels like the place where I will be able to bring my past experiences with training and diversity and develop a strong program for an incredibly underserved community.”
Belinda’s areas of practice include: Young Adult, Adults, Multicultural/Diversity, Latina/o/x Mental Health, Stressors Unique to Undocumented Immigrants, College Mental Health, Family of Origin, Transitions, Trauma (including intergenerational and historical trauma), Acculturative Stress, Mood Disorders, Race Related Stress (including impact of institutional racism, microaggressions, political climate), Ethnic Minority and Women’s Issues.