Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Missouri - Columbia
I recognize that each person has a story that is both unique and complex. I work to create space that honors my client’s unique story and lived experiences while collaborating with them to promote healing and liberation. I approach therapy from a feminist perspective and integrate elements from acceptance commitment therapy, narrative therapy and interpersonal process therapy. My clinical interests include body image distress, disordered eating and eating concerns, anxiety, racial and ethnic identity development, relationship issues, and trauma. I am also passionate about working with athletes from a mental health perspective and I recognize the unique experiences that athletes navigate in terms of performance anxiety, the psychology of injury, team dynamics, body image distress and eating disorders.
I am committed to social justice and advocacy work that promotes equity and inclusion on individual, group, and system levels. I identify as a White ally and an advocate for LGBTQ rights. I am also interested in working with international students and first-generation students. I also identify as a Health At Every Size (HAES) provider and am committed to challenging diet culture and creating space for diverse body types and experiences on this campus.
I am very interested in campus belonging and engaging in outreach that fosters and promotes greater community within and throughout our campus, particularly among marginalized groups on campus. I am also interested in outreach related to eating disorder awareness, suicide prevention, and reducing barriers to help seeking behaviors.
I am a member of APA Division 17 - Society of Counseling Psychology, APA Division 47 - Society of Sport and Performance Psychology, and the Association of Applied Sport Psychology