Having worked in student development for approximately eight years, much of my focus in working with the student population is developmental and interpersonal. I work from a more strength-based model that incorporates feminist theory of empowering the individual. I identify the college student as embarking on a new stage of development, which is both interpersonal and intrapersonal, as they transition from the family to an autonomous adult still rooted within a family system. Much of my work with individuals seeks to understand the family the student has come from and what values and beliefs from that system either align or conflict with their development at the university. I work collaboratively with the client toward symptom reduction and readily apply cognitive behavioral strategies with particular emphasis on the mind-body connection. Issues of particular interest are clients from diverse backgrounds who are working toward an integration of identity issues including ethnicity, sexuality, and spirituality as well as working with international students acculturating to the United States. I also enjoy working with clients with eating disorders and in co-facilitating groups.
My supervision style is developmental and interpersonal with particular emphasis on incorporating multicultural issues into training. I find it is important to dialogue with trainees on the intersection of diverse identity issues in our work with clients as well as in the supervision process between supervisee and supervisor. I am passionate about learning and use supervision as a space for integrating both theory and practice and readily rely on the literature to support our work.
Hello! After receiving my Master's degree in Agency / Community Counseling I moved to Boston, Massachusetts where I worked in a transitional living program and at a community mental health center providing home-based services to low-income children, adolescents, adults, and families. I then spent the next few years personally and professionally growing in expanding my multicultural / identity awareness with particular emphasis on ethnicity, race, spirituality, class, and socioeconomic status. I began at Oregon State University in the fall of 2005. Finally, I feel whole because of my outside passions including spending time with family, friends, nature, and building equanimity through meditation and yoga.
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