Covid-19 Counseling Update:

WRAC will offer virtual counseling appointments for the Fall 2020 semester. To make an appointment, please contact wrac@uiowa.edu. 

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 email wrac@uiowa.edu. 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.  

Scheduled your first appointment? Fill out this form and send as an attachment to wrac@uiowa.edu prior to your appointment. 

First Appointment Form

   

Our 2020-21 Counselors

Rayna Narvaez

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology 

"I approach counseling from a humanistic perspective, which emphasizes a client’s unique experience of the world and potential for growth. A primary focus is on increasing a person’s emotional awareness and range of responses to life’s circumstances. My role is to encourage deeper exploration, awareness, and curiosity for your experience, primarily using cognitive and behavioral techniques. I believe you are the authority on your own life and the goal is to trust your lived experiences. As the therapist, I aim to be aware of the ways that my own upbringing and cultural context influence my worldview and seek to approach others with humility and non-judgment. In all of this, it is essential to build a strong client-therapist relationship that allows for safe exploration of personal issues. Some of my counseling interests include adjustment concerns, relationship distress, identity development, and existential issues surrounding loss, loneliness, and search for meaning."  

 

Rebekka Luebbers

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Master's student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 

My approach to counseling is holistic and humanistic. I believe that every aspect of a person’s life works together and influences one another. Therefore, I look at a person as a whole and work to assist others in getting their needs met. My goal is to provide a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental environment where we can work together to develop a treatment plan that works best for you. Throughout my sessions, I utilize a variety of cognitive/behavioral and mindfulness approaches. My clinical interests include stress, self-esteem, personal development, relationship distress, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I’ve had previous experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance use disorder.

 

Jung Eui (Jay) Hong

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology

Pronouns: He/Him/His

My approach to counseling is based on serving unique individual needs of my clients. As a counselor, I believe my role is not to “fix” my clients’ problems but rather assist them in becoming more aware of their individual, interpersonal, cultural, and/or systemic processes which may underlie their current experiences. I also operate from a strength-based approach because I believe it is equally important to acknowledge strengths while also honoring the clients’ experiences of pain as real. I also recognize that each one of us bring our own perspectives and worldviews that emanate from our unique lived experiences, and therefore I hope to provide a space for my clients where they feel safe to share how our identities may intersect to create unique therapeutic relationships. Ultimately, my goal is to provide counseling services that are first and foremost rooted in empathy and compassion for human experiences, and empowering clients to find their own paths toward healing and self-discovery through self-reflection and self-discovery. Some of my areas of interest for counseling include adjustment issues, relationships, identity work, masculinity issues, among many others. I look forward to proudly serving you at WRAC!

 

 

On Accessibility: 

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.