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A Mateo Belen 

Mateo's approach to healing work is informed by his training in trauma informed systems.He received his Masters in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work with a focus on creating trauma informed systems shifts in organizations working with TGNCNB individuals of color. This training, along with his own experience, provided them with insight on the role of organizations in creating and perpetuating trauma, and the capacity of organizations to be healing spaces where community is a practice.

Raised and held by compassionate elders, Mateo is continually guided to understand the power and practice of committed, deliberate, interdependent community. He brings a variety of healing tools cultivated through their own experience in community, non-profits, city government, and navigating trauma. 

Fundamental to his work is valuing individual perspective and needs as part of the collective experience. Therefore, he emphasize individual work as part of community and organizational healing. He also recognize the unique needs of each community and organization they work with. Accordingly, he tailors his practice to each situation to ensure that needs are understood and met.

 Panels Include:

  • GARE Membership Meeting 2019

  • Creating Change 2018

  • Philadelphia Trans Health 2017

  • Liberation Healing Conference 2017

  • CHN Transgender Health Summit 2017

Recent Clients:

  • The Door

  • Jahajee Sisters

  • East Harlem Tutorial Program

  • Planned Parenthood NYC

  • The Freedomwell LLC 

  • Nassau County Department of Health


  • New York State Department of Health

  • Columbia University

  • Silberman School of Social Work


  • Northwell Health Hospital

  • Proceed INC

  • Translatina Network

  • Columbia University School of Social Work

  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


Visionary Service Award, FLUX NYC

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