I build strong, collaborative, and trusting therapeutic relationships with my students by taking an authentic, warm, curious, validating, direct, accepting, and challenging stance. I foster students' awareness of the root of their distress, which often stems from how they relate to themselves and others. I work with students to identify how their patterns developed in the context of their families, communities, and systems of oppression in society. I examine with students how their patterns may hold them back from developing meaningful relationships and pursuing their values. I help students get unstuck by shifting towards healthier ways of relating to others and to their own thoughts, feelings, and identities. I integrate evidenced-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy through a multicultural framework.
MA Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University
PsyD Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University
Advanced Therapy Externship at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Doctoral Internship at the University of St. Thomas
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Hamline University