Damaris Colon, Post-Graduate Resident

Therapeutic Style: I believe the most important aspect of therapy is a relationship that is built on mutual safety, trust and genuine care. I use an integrative approach that is tailored to meet the unique needs of students in order to enhance personal growth, change and success.

Professional Interests: My areas of professional interest include perfectionism, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, multicultural issues and first-generation college students. As a bilingual (Spanish/English)/bicultural clinician, I’m passionate about serving culturally diverse and marginalized populations in promoting social justice, as well as breaking the stigma of mental health.

Groups and Liaison Roles: Currently, I co-facilitate the Anxiety Skills Therapy Group.

Education Background: As a first-generation college student, I am proud to have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rowan University and a master’s degree from New York University in counseling for mental health and wellness. I completed internships and training experiences in urban schools working with children ages 6 to 13 and at a community college which consisted of majority first-generation college students. I currently hold a limited permit in Mental Health Counseling in New York State.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers