Staff Psychologist, Groups Program Coordinator
- 2018 - University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
- 2012, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework, while incorporating elements of person-centered therapy, such as genuineness/unconditional positive regard and empathy for all my clients. I am a firm believer in the development of a strong therapeutic relationship and I am an advocate of working to both challenge and support my clients through therapeutic growth. I have experience in working with diverse clients on a wide-range of concerns, such as multicultural issues, trauma, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, sexual orientation issues, and relationship concerns.
My multicultural interests are firmly rooted in being a committed advocate for diverse individuals, which include working with individuals around the areas of ethnic/racial identity-related issues experienced by African American populations, psychological challenges experienced by women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, student athletes, and forensic psychology.
Scholarly and outreach interests:
I am strongly committed to social justice and cultural diversity, given my own intersecting identities as an African American woman. I enjoy providing outreach in the areas of stigma reduction of mental illness in racially/ethnic diverse populations, adjustment concerns for underrepresented students, and stress management.
- American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate
- Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the APA)
- Society of the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45 of the APA)
- Psychology of Women (Division 35 of the APA); Member of Section 1 (Black Women)