Dr. Rogers-Sirin earned her MA and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She is a licensed psychologist who practices from multicultural relational model of counseling. She has clinical experience with clients of all ages and with a broad range of mental health issues but the bulk of her experience has been with young adults on college campuses. She uses her clinical experience to enrich the courses she teaches and inform her scholarly work. She believes strongly in the researcher-practitioner model and believes research and clinical work should inform and shape each other. Her research interests all relate to issues of social justice in the counseling profession, including the experiences of immigrants in counseling, attitudes towards psychotherapy among Muslim Turks, the cultural values inherent in theories of psychotherapy, and the intersection of social justice and mental health.


PhD, Boston College

MA, Boston College

BA, The College of New Jersey

Scholarship / Publications

Tepe, B., Piyale, Z. E., Sirin, S., Rogers-Sirin, L. (2016). Moral decision-making among young Muslim adults on harmless taboo violations: The effects of gender, religiosity, and political affiliation. Individual Differences, 101, 243-248.

Rogers-Sirin, L., Sirin, S., & Gupta, T. (2016). Discrimination Related Stress and Behavioral Engagement: The Moderating effect of Positive School Relationships. In (Y. Bessen- Cassino, (Ed) Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. (30 pages).

Sirin, S. R. & Rogers-Sirin, L. (2015). The educational and mental health needs of Syrian refugee children. In R. Capps and K. Hopper. Young Children in Refugee Families. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute Press.

Rogers-Sirin, L., Melendez, F., Zegarra, Y., & Refano, C. (2015). Immigrant perceptions of therapists’ cultural competence: A qualitative analysis. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46, 258 - 269.

Sirin, R.S., Rogers-Sirin, L., Cressen, J., Gupta, T., Ahmed, S., & Novoa, A. (2015). Discrimination related stress effects on the development of internalizing symptoms among Latino Adolescents. Child Development, 17, 709 – 725.

Rogers-Sirin, L., Ryce, P., & Sirin, S. R. (2014). Acculturation, acculturative stress, and cultural mismatch and their influences on immigrant children and adolescents’ well-being. In (R. Dimitrova, M. Bender, F. van de Vijve, Eds.) Global Perspectives on Well-Being in Immigrant Families Advances in Immigrant Family Research. New York, Springer. pp 11-30.

Gupta, T., Rogers-Sirin, L., Okazaki, S., Ryce, P., & Sirin, S. R. (2014). The role of collective self-esteem on anxious-depressed symptoms for Asian and Latino children of immigrants. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 220.