Oliver Camacho, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Oliver Camacho


Oliver Camacho is a culturally responsive educator who teaches courses for both school counselors and mental health counselors in the School of Education and Counseling.

Research Overview

My research focuses on culturally sustaining practices that assist school counselors, undocumented students’ mental health, and LatinX mental health. I lean towards utilizing a mixed methods approach in a transformative and emancipatory framework. My research seeks to empower others through community-based research practices and create systemic change through policy and reform.

I am a first-generation educator, activist and immigrant mental health researcher.

Teaching Focus

  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling Laboratory
  • Introduction To School Counseling
  • Research in Counseling

Previous Roles

Prior to PNW, I was a school counselor and mental health counselor. I served diverse schools and communities in and around the Chicagoland area. I enjoy working with bilingual populations because there is a language gap for those who need to access mental health.

Oliver Camacho


(219) 989-2972


Office Location:

Hammond, CLO 326


  • Ph.D. – Counselor Education and Supervision, Northern Illinois University
  • M.A. – School and Clinical Counseling, Concordia University Chicago
  • M.A. – Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University
  • B.A. – Spanish, Northeastern Illinois University

Areas of Expertise

  • ┬áUndocumented Students’ Mental Health
  • Immigrant Mental Health
  • Mental Health in Schools
  • Culturally Responsive and Sustaining School Counseling

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Professional Educator License (School Counselor, K-12, IL)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, IL)