University of Michigan
- General wellness and mental health concerns of college students
- Sexuality and gender issues
- Identity development
- Social justice
Approach to Therapy:
As a trainee in the field of clinical social work, my approach to therapy is constantly evolving as I expand my repertoire of knowledge and skills. At its core, this approach is strengths-based and client-centric. Using intersectionality and systems perspectives, I meet clients where they are at and approach an understanding of their presenting concerns within the context of their varying identities, environments, and the systems of which they are a part. I try to create a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space for clients to discuss their concerns and uncover next steps in a collaborative fashion.
Approach to Wellness:
My approach to wellness is centered around consciously checking in with myself, both mentally and physically to assess where there might be a lack of balance or harmony. In order to maintain this balance and harmony, I like to spend quality time with my loved ones, connect with nature, practice mindfulness, and get some exercise. When I find that I just need to unwind, I enjoy cooking a meal, watching TV, doing a puzzle, or going for a walk to clear my head.