Therapeutic Style: As a second-year graduate student in a social work master’s program, I believe in a systemic and integrative approach to therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic relationship that is student-centered, strengths-based and empowers students to identify their needs. My role is to serve as a guide along the journey. I believe that culture, other contextual factors, dignity and worth of the person are always a part of the therapeutic relationship, and I strive to foster healing and liberation in my work.
Professional Interests: I am passionate about working with and promoting advocacy for marginalized and underserved communities, such as, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ and students lacking access to resources. I am also interested in working with individuals new to therapy, group processes and interventions, and in helping individuals navigate systems and resources.
Group and Liaison Roles: I will be observing the Understanding Yourself and Others process group.
Educational Background: I am originally from Denver, Colorado. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in higher education and college student affairs from Pennsylvania State University. I have spent the past 10 years working at Syracuse University in Student Living and currently work in Student Outreach and Support. I am currently in the master of social work program at the University at Buffalo.