Chicago | Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Department of Counseling and Integrated Programs
As a life-long learner, I believe in the collaborative nature of preparing counselors-in-training for their future roles. My teaching philosophy is grounded in relational cultural theory and intersectionality theory. I encourage students to be active participants in their educational experiences and demonstrate how reflexivity can be used to promote critical thinking and growth both personally and professionally.
My professional experiences include working in community based mental health agencies, private practice, residential facilities, and academia. I have worked with clients of many backgrounds, but I am passionate about abolition and systematically addressing issues many marginalized clients experience especially those relative to racial and ethnic minorities, those in the prison industrial complex, children, the LGBT community, and womxn.
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My areas of expertise, research, and pedagogical interests include training and education about astrology, African Traditional Religions, sexuality, counselor educator identity development, clinical applications of the multicultural and social justice competencies, intersectionality and relational cultural theory as pedagogy, and culturally sensitive gatekeeping.
Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.