Staff Therapist, Eastside Location Coordinator
Eastside Location Coordinator
My role coordinating operations of the UCC office are focused on staffing and schedule planning in order to provide the best services to our students and support for staff and trainees. My goal is to foster an environment in which everyone feels safe and comfortable so that they can be the best version of themselves.
I believe our experiences greatly shape our perception of the world and how we interact with it. The culture and environment we grow up in is often our framework for we interpret day to day interactions. Exploring our culture and experiences helps us gain insight into why we feel the way we do and gives us power to choose the path we take moving forward. I believe in focusing on the strengths people have within them to reframe difficult issues and grow in a purposeful direction. A good connection between the client and counselor is essential in providing fertile ground for clients to grow. I try to avoid using technical jargon and try to communicate in a way that is most easily accessible to the client. I also enjoy helping clients resolve traumatic experiences and helping to make painful thoughts, feelings, and memories not hurt so much.
- Providing support for neurodiverse communities
- Promoting safe/inclusive atmospheres for everyone
- Promoting curiosity and understanding
- Understanding the effects of social privileges
I enjoy assisting first year students in their transition to college, developing better stress and anxiety management skills, working with students to develop communication and relationship skills; academic skills; mental health education, work-life balance, and educating about he services UCS provides.