My theoretical orientation is an integrated approach, with a strong foundation in Object Relations as well as employing various EST (evidence supported treatment) practice interventions such as CBT, DBT, ACT and Motivational Interviewing. In addition to working from a social justice lens, I also enjoy Mindfulness practices and as a bilingual therapist, working with international students. More specific areas of expertise include: working with students with disabilities, specifically LD and ADHD, veteran students, suicide prevention and substance abuse treatment. I believe it is important to provide students with a safe, secure environment to explore things they would like to change. My role as a therapist is to empower students to use their unique strengths in addition to learning new skills in order to achieve the goals they define and prioritize within that change process.
I employ the intergrade developmental model (IDM) in my supervision. My goal as a supervisor is to balance supporting and mentoring, in addition to fostering the supervisee’s independence and self-assurance. Within the IDM model, I assess trainee’s growth based on 3 markers: Self-awareness, Motivation and Autonomy. One of the most important aspects of my approach to supervision is my commitment to prioritizing cultural considerations and intersecting identity development within the self of the therapist trainee. Specifically, I enjoy the developmental process of looking at the supervisees’ awareness of their own impact on the therapy process, their multicultural and social justice perspectives and their ability to address and integrate their own power/privilege narratives and oppression experiences.
Visit CAPS on Facebook!
Have a look at some great new apps that you might enjoy or find useful!
Online Screening Available forDepression, Anxiety, and PTSD
Be a part Make a Difference
Health & Wellness Recreational Sports Student Health Services