Research Interests: Understanding the intersection between psychological distress and human sexuality as well as examining the nature of distressing psychological experiences (e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma) and better ways to treat/prevent them.
Supervision Expertise: I consider myself a third-wave behaviorist and draw primarily from ACT. I also heavily integrate techniques commonly associated with emotion-focused and interpersonal process therapies. My primary clinical interests include sexual issues, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems (including romantic relationship problems), LGBTQ+ issues, men and masculinity issues, and religion/spirituality problems. I enjoy working with college students, young adults, adolescents, and couples. I also really enjoy group work and completed a group training track as part of my pre-doctoral internship (I take an interpersonal process approach to group work). Historically, I have supervised practicum students who have worked with young adults (primarily in a college counseling center setting).
Website: Gender, Sexuality, And Psychological Sciences (GSAPS) Lab
Research Interests: Human sexual behavior, behavioral addictions, sexual temptation bias, and women's OB/GYN health, women’s objectification of other women.
Supervision Expertise: I conceptualize cases from a psychodynamic perspective. This theoretical orientation provides the "frame" in which I assess client issues and explore the origin of problematic behaviors. I use a variety of interventions and techniques to address client concerns (e.g., CBT, solution-focused, behavioral activation, etc.). My approach focuses on family history and the links between a client's past and present. I teach students how to be direct and confront clients and make active interpretations during therapy. I utilize the therapeutic relationship, including transference and countertransference in an active "here and now" approach and deal very directly with client affect. Additionally, I have had a private practice since the year 2000. My training at the Kinsey Institute for Sex and Gender Research prepared me for a specialization in sexuality including the treatment of LGBTQ issues, sexual disorders, sexual dysfunctions, and sexual health. I also treat compulsive eaters, compulsive sexual behavior, and substance abuse. My other specialty area is couple's therapy. I also do general psychotherapy with issues such as depression, loss, trauma, and anxiety. Finally, I conduct evaluations for Assisted Reproductive Technology patients.
Research Interests: Personality measurement, veteran relevant issues such as PTSD and TBI, and mental health stigma, relating to attitudes, treatment behaviors, and physical health.
Supervision Expertise: I approach psychotherapy from an integrative approach which utilizes both cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches. My specialty areas include the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and the unique needs of military service members and veterans; however, I can provide supervision for all adult clinic clients. I also provide supervision for psychological assessments, including ADHD/LD evaluations, diagnostic evaluations, IQ/developmental assessments, and public safety evaluations.
Research Interests: The intersections of gender, culture, health, and psychological well-being in domestic and international populations, with a focus on work and career. Current research includes work-family interface from a men and masculinity perspective, efficacy of multicultural counseling, and psychological intervention for chronic pain.
Supervision Expertise: In psychotherapy, I use a humanistic and relational psychodynamic approach that draws on CBT and mindfulness techniques. I am happy to supervise those who work with individual adult clients. Severe mental illness, personality disorders and chronic health conditions are my areas of specialty.
Research Interests: Latinx adolescent and emerging adult mental health disparities (focus on those of Mexican descent); Individual, familial, cultural, and societal impacts on depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, well-being, and academic outcomes of Latinx individuals; gender socialization; mental health prevention and intervention with Latinx populations.
Supervision Expertise: I take an integrative approach to therapy that draws heavily from interpersonal, humanistic-existential, and multicultural perspectives. My primary clinical interests include crisis intervention, and treatment of adolescent and adult populations with concerns such as depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, anxiety, trauma, gender and sexuality concerns, identity development, as well as familial and relational difficulties. I specialize in the treatment of ethnic minority and other marginalized populations. I supervise adolescent, adult, and couple's cases as well as provide supervision for ADHD/LD evaluations. I also provide supervision to supervisors in training.
Research Interests: Positive psychology, multicultural aspects of personal growth initiative, implications of personal growth initiative for health/illness and interventions.
Supervision Expertise: I approach supervision from a developmental perspective, tailoring supervision to the unique needs of each therapist-in-training with the following major goals: (a) identify individual strengths, important areas for development, and how these strengths and weaknesses interact with specific clients and client issues; (b) develop and clarify their theoretical orientation; and (c) learn to work with clients in culturally relevant and appropriate ways grounded in evidence-based practice. A common theme in supervision is working with client emotion in direct and effective ways. I am comfortable supervising individual adult cases (ages 18 and over) with issues related to depression, anxiety, vocation, trauma (current and past), and life stressors. My personal theoretical perspective is primarily person-centered and integrative, which allows me to utilize elements from multiple theories and evidence-based practices, including positive psychology therapies, and culturally based and common factors approaches, to develop treatment plans tailored to individual clients' needs.
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