Marisol Solarte-Erlacher, M.A., LPC is an award-winning trauma expert, keynote speaker and corporate consultant. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Resilience and Resistance, which features successful Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color who have overcome trauma and become resilient. The Resilience and Resistance Podcast was a finalist for the Colorado Podcast Awards for Best New Podcast.
Marisol started her work as a psychotherapist providing bilingual and culturally-resonant services to the Latine/x community. She has spearheaded research on ethnic and ego identity among Latinx adolescents, and she has presented locally and nationally. A leader in her field, Marisol was a clinical supervisor for Master of Counseling students at the University of Colorado at Denver, and continues to coach therapists whose work focuses on trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapies.
Most recently, using the same evidenced based platforms understood through psycho and neurobiological research, Marisol facilitates programming that strengthens employee resilience and enhances team performance. She works with nonprofit organizations, mid-sized corporations and public service entities.
She was a 2019 graduate of Leadership Denver. In 2022, she was a finalist for the Denver Metro Chamber Business of the Year Awards in the BIPOC or Women Owned Category. She is currently a member of the Latino Leadership Institute’s inaugural cohort of business owners of the Latino Entrepreneur Access Program (LEAP). LEAP is the first Latino-led business accelerator based out of Colorado to focus on Latino and BIPOC entrepreneurs throughout the region who have moved beyond the start-up stage.
Marisol is currently the President-Elect of the EMDRIA International Board of Directors and was a former co-chair of the Denver Women’s Commission through the City of Denver Mayor’s Office.
She (sometimes foolishly) loves mountain adventures, live music, spending time with the Chicana Book Club and making her own vanilla lattes. She attributes most of her success to her hard working parents, the support of her husband and son, and her chosen family.