2020 – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Clinical and Counseling Interests:
As a therapist, I have an integrative approach to counseling that is focused on a client’s needs and who they are as a human. I include elements of interpersonal process, mindfulness, trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavior (DBT) approaches that are all highly informed upon by multicultural and social justice frameworks. I believe therapy is most successful when it is safe and collaborative, and I strive to co-construct this environment with every client. I have experience working with individuals who are managing depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal/relational concerns, parent-child dynamics, emotional regulation concerns, and suicide/self-injury, along with a variety of additional presenting concerns.
I am personally and professionally committed to diversity, equity, and social justice. I am dedicated to growing as an accomplice and advocate for all people, especially individuals who hold historically oppressed identities. In addition, I am passionate about working with individuals and communities with privileged identities as they work to understand their privilege and challenge white supremacy. I have experience and interests in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, first generation college students, racial and ethnic identities, and women’s issues.
My research has been largely focused on the relationship between language and prejudice, and the impact these experiences have on an individual. I have experience facilitating outreach focused on power, privilege, and white fragility. Additionally, I enjoy doing outreach on topics related to burnout, self-care, trauma, sexual assault awareness, domestic violence, and suicide prevention.