The Ohio State University
- multicultural approaches to administration
- creating campus-wide efforts and initiatives around student mental health and emotional wellness
- developing new cutting edge ways to deliver clinical services on our campus
- integration of spirituality and multicultural counseling
- new student centered ways to manage anxiety
Approach to Therapy:
Overall, I approach therapy from a developmental and humanistic approach, with cognitive-behavioral approaches when needed. And, when indicated, a focus spiritual/meaning of life/existential issues (all of these within the context of multicultural counseling. I lately have been exploring western and non-western approaches to therapy.
Approach to Wellness:
I try to constantly strive for an overriding sense of balance in my life. Things that help me achieve this are being active outside of work, family, music, and walking/being in nature.
Overall, I am grounded in a developmental approach to supervision both theoretically and practically. In that approach, I draw from a number of different strands including cultural humility, humanistic theories, cognitive-behavioral theories, and the integration of science and practice. I value a strength-based and self-awareness/self-reflection approach while always calibrating a challenge/support ratio. I also bring my own experience and lessons learned into the work having spent my entire career in college student mental health and the counseling center profession. I highly value the experience of supervision and how it can transform both supervisee and supervisor in multiple ways.
Campus and National Roles:
- Chair, UM Student Mental Health Work Group
- Depression on College Campuses Planning Committee Co Chair
- Scientific Member, Institutional Review Board (Health and Behavioral Sciences)
- International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. Site Visitor
- Co-Chair Elements of Excellence Committee within AUCCCD (Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors)
- Career Acheivement Award 2003 within ACPA
- Lifetime Acheivement Award Recipient 2015 within AUCCCD