Individual counseling services are available at WRAC. 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 call 319-335-1486 or 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.
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
"At the heart of my counseling practice is a commitment to social equity. Every person, regardless of gender, race, sexual or affectional orientation, socioeconomic status, educational background, religious background, or any other differentiating characteristic, deserves to have access to the mental health services needed to improve their quality of life. I aim to help clients more effectively cope with life’s external stressors (e.g. work, interpersonal, academic, financial problems) and internal stressors, including negative thoughts and feelings, through the use of a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral approach. This evidence-based framework helps clients become more present for their own lives and learn skills that reduce emotional suffering.
In my free time, I enjoy gushing over my roommate’s kittens, jogging all over Iowa City and attempting to knit.
I am a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota Honors Counseling Society."
‘Only connect!’ I love this exhortation from E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel Howards End because it encourages the reader to connect with themselves and others as a path towards healing. Connection between the therapist and client is the bedrock of all therapy. My approach to therapy is to provide my clients a secure environment to connect, explore, and share emotions, concerns, and vulnerabilities so as to facilitate healing and growth. We work together side by side as equals to explore the issues that are brought into the therapy room. I conceptualize my work from a psychodynamic perspective and enjoy exploring how our relationships and environments impact the presenting concern. I enjoy working with a wide variety of client populations but have a special interest in working with people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals.
In my free time, I enjoy finding overly complicated recipes and attempting them in my tiny kitchen.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Asian American Psychological Association. My research is focused on health and multicultural psychology.