Dr. Javier Sierra holds licensures as a licensed mental health counselor and as a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has over 20 years of national and international experience in the counseling field, helping others deal with the difficulties of life, and reach their maximum potential.
Javier’s experience includes helping individuals, couples, families and groups on a variety of issues, specifically those related to biracial and bicultural couples, anger management, depression and anxiety. In addition, he has dedicated a significant part of his professional life to train, supervise and mentor other counselors. He is a Certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator (www.prepare-enrich.com), and counsels and mentors engaged and newly wed couples. One of his professional passions is to help more seasoned couples enrich their relationship.
Dr. Sierra was born and raised in Honduras. As a Latino, he has a strong interest in counseling other Hispanic immigrants in their native language, Spanish. He has led national and international workshops and conferences for the Hispanic community on topics such as: parenting, effective communication, intimacy and marriage.
Javier invests a substantial part of his time teaching, supervising and mentoring counselors in training. He is an associate professor at Asbury Theological Seminary in the Master programs in Mental Health counseling and Marriage and Family counseling and the Latino Ministry Formation Program. He also teaches as an adjunct professor for the Reformed Theological Seminary in their Counseling program.
Dr. Sierra received both his doctorate and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, Illinois. He is married and has five children. Javier enjoys reading, listening to a variety of music like jazz classical and latin music and watching movies with his wife.