YC3 (Yale College Community Care)

La Casa’s YC3 Liaisons 

To learn more about YC3, please visit https://yalecollege.yale.edu/getting-help/yale-college-community-care-yc3

Cindy Avila

Cindy Avila (cindy.avila@yale.eduis a bilingual New Haven native who has worked in the community for over 10 years with its culturally diverse population. She loves working with young adults and is passionate about supporting students through their personal growth and wellness. She uses a person-centered approach to helping clients navigate life challenges. Cindy has knowledge and experience teaching assertiveness and communication skills, creating boundaries, healthy relationships, exploring spirituality/faith, utilizing time management, improving self-care, and managing stress/anxiety. Cindy earned her Master’s in Community Mental Health Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University. In her spare time, she enjoys salsa dancing, New Haven pizza, reading, movies, and spending time with her friends and family.

Nicole Cepeda

Nicole Cepeda (nicole.cepeda@yale.edu), LCSW is a bi-cultural/bilingual Clinical Social Worker and native New Yorker, now residing in Connecticut. Nicole is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic space for all individuals. Nicole’s background is in therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her clinical approach is focused on helping people understand the effects of trauma and the healing journey, specifically gender-based and intergenerational trauma. Nicole’s sessions are student-centered, culturally-informed, and appreciative of the vulnerability and courage present in the room. Lastly, Nicole enjoys testing her strength through Powerlifting and always starts her day with a cup of Bustelo.