Adam-Jon Aparicio is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a mental health education consultant who has worked professionally in college settings for the last 16 years. Adam-Jon is also the founder and C.E.O. of Axis Counseling, PLLC where he provides individual and group therapy for QTPOC college students and recent graduates in both Colorado and Washington state.
Adam-Jon received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master’s of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, and a Master’s of Arts in Community Counseling from Seattle University.
Before becoming a consultant, Adam-Jon held many roles as a student affairs practitioner in higher education settings such as career services, residential life, learning communities, cultural resource centers, and counseling services. Adam-Jon has also served as a faculty member at Highline College at the community college level as well as at Colorado State University and Seattle University in the college of education teaching student affairs graduate students on professional helping skills, mental health and well-being practices, and crisis management. In his various roles in higher education, Adam-Jon worked to support students’ journey of identity development, authentic leadership, BIPOC & LGBTQ+ liberation, and well-being practice for individuals as well as communities.
Adam-Jon is also the founder and C.E.O. of Axis Counseling, PLLC (www.axiscounseling.com) where he provides individual and group therapy for QTPOC college students and recent graduates in both Colorado and Washington state. As a consultant, Adam-Jon thrives in providing teams with tools that help them unpack individual/community values & goals, spark curiosity, and energize community connection in times of abundance or challenge. Moreover, Adam-Jon provides consultation in support of diverse communities. More specifically, Adam-Jon supports several Colorado immigrant communities and their children in the K-12 school system through mental health education and near-peer mentorship programs. Adam-Jon also works closely with the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center in creating educational tools for teachers, counselors, and administrators on best practices to support LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and undocumented students’ mental health development during K-12 and beyond.
Adam-Jon identifies as a proud gay Latino of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, a first-generation graduate, mental health advocate as well as an educator that is rooted in deep relational connection, authentic dialogue, and sometimes a little levity. Recently, Adam-Jon relocated from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the Windy City and now calls Chicago, Illinois home.