LaNeisha Waller-Boulet, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Groups Program Coordinator
Biography

As the Groups Program Coordinator, I oversee clinical group therapy offered at the University Counseling Service. In this role, I am responsible for the oversight and coordination of various therapy groups offered to UI students. Through consultation with UCS staff, I strive to implement best practices for group therapy as a primary form of treatment at the UCS.”

Education

  • 2018 - University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • 2012, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Clinical/counseling interests:

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.

Multicultural interests:

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.

Professional membership

  • 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)
LaNeisha Waller-Boulet