Individual counseling services are available at WRAC during the Fall and Spring semesters. Counseling is provided by advanced doctoral students who are doing their practicum at WRAC as part of their PhD program in Counseling Psychology. Counseling services are confidential, and offered at no cost, to UI students, employees, and the public.
To request counseling services, please email email@example.com. You will be asked for some basic information, including how the counselor can contact you directly to set up your initial appointment. All information you provide will be kept confidential.
* We are no longer accepting new clients for fall 2022. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to join our waitlist.
Our 2022-23 Counselors
Doctoral Student, University of Iowa Counseling Psychology
I practice therapy from an interpersonal, feminist and multicultural perspective, believing that people exist in unique contexts which shape our identities and therefore the way we act in relationships and in the world. I view therapy as a space where we can explore the various roles we play in our lives and meaning in our relationships. My goal in therapy is to encourage clients to explore their identities and foster insights around the function of their relationships. I want to empower you as we work together to meet your goals and accompany you on that journey. My clinical interests include relationship concerns, religious/spiritual exploration, couples therapy, women’s issues, and identity exploration.
Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa
I primarily approach counseling from a time limited psychodynamic lens which means that I focus on the way how client relate to themselves and others. It also means that I actively seek to provide a therapy relationship with clients that, serves as a vehicle for new experiences and new understandings. In another word, many times, client’s problem, pain, or difficulties are rooted in their relationships with others and how they have come to see themselves. Most of them have some patterns that they fall back on when they interact with people. Usually, people develop those patterns for good reasons, and they served them well at a particular point in their lives. However, sometimes they might start to feel stuck in a particular way of thinking about themselves and their relationships that doesn't work well for them anymore. In order to get unstuck and develop a new way of relating that would work them, I will work with clients to examine these patterns and also attend carefully to them in therapeutic relationship between client and me, meaning that the interactions between therapist and client will be used to understand the interactions between client and others. For example, I will bring my reactions from time to time for therapeutic use.
I believe that individuals are experts on their own experience, and that their communities offer wisdom about valued living. To understand the sociohistorical contexts and culture of communities, I actively seek opportunities beyond therapy sessions to gain more comprehensive knowledge about the complexity and needs of the clients’ communities. I am interested in working with clients on a variety of concerns related to identity and culture. I have strong interest and commitment to working with our LGBTQ+ communities, Asian American/Asian /International students.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact WRAC in advance at 319-335-1486.