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Ernesto Lira de la Rosa

Clinical Assistant Professor

Applied Psychology

Ernesto Lira de la Rosa (he/him/his) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also received his B.A. in Psychology and a Latino Studies Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Lira de la Rosa has worked as a clinician, researcher, educator, and consultant across a myriad of settings in both the Midwest and East Coast. Clinically, he specializes working with complex trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, stress and burnout, and with substance use disorders. Dr. Lira de la Rosa also has expertise working with survivors of sexual abuse, LGBTQ+ clients, people of color, and clients with intersectionality of identities. He draws from a humanistic and feminist approach that also accounts for cultural context, social justice, and advocacy. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lira de la Rosa has served as an expert consultant with nonprofits and businesses looking to create inclusive and diverse practices within their respective organizations. Currently, Dr. Lira de la Rosa maintains a private practice in New York City and supervises masters level clinicians obtaining hours for licensure.

Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Lira de la Rosa worked at Columbia University in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department. He has also worked at NYC H+H Hospitals across inpatient and outpatient departments as well as on mobile crisis teams.

Selected Publications

Alomá, A., Lira, E. N., & López, M. (2013). Commercial Tobacco Use and Smoking Cessation for American Indian Communities, Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training, 6(2) 16-26.

Hunt, J., Alomá, A., Lira, E. N., Wohlers, H., López, M., & Sapp, M. (2013). Attitudes Towards Patients with a Mental Illness: A Comparative Analysis of Stigma in Counseling Students and Nursing Home Care Providers. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 27, 37-51.