Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, University of Iowa
My clinical practice incorporates brief psychodynamic and interpersonal techniques with multicultural frameworks that help to empower clients, foster collaborative therapy relationships, and work towards specific therapeutic goals. My role is to create a safe and comfortable space where the client’s identities and voice is valued and respected, and where the client can feel comfortable to share their story. My clinical interests include adjustment concerns, anxiety and depression, trauma, interpersonal/relational stress, suicide prevention, and multicultural identity exploration.
I work from a multicultural framework that includes a strong emphasis on cultural humility and which challenges me to continually reflect on the impact and power of my privilege. By utilizing a multicultural framework, I also pay close attention to the complexity of client’s identities and I recognize how those identities may be impacted by systemic barriers and oppressive forces. I strive to be a culture-centered psychologist, meaning that I view part of my role as a psychologist-in-training to be an agent for prosocial change, social justice, empowerment, and advocacy for and with diverse communities. I collaborate with clients to help their voices to be heard. I have experience and interest in working with international students, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+ identities, and rural mental health issues.
I am a Graduate Student Member of the American Psychological Association, with Student Affiliate Memberships in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) and Division 49 (Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy).