Staff Therapist/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)