I recently earned a master's degree in Clinical/ Community Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and am very excited to start my career in the field of mental health. I feel that it is an incredible privilege to assist others with various problems of living, and I desire to consistently challenge myself to be worthy of such entrusting.
In addition to clinical practice, I am an educator. I firmly believe that, as an educator, it is my responsibility to provide students with a comfortable platform in which to explore, understand, and engage with the study of psychology. I consistently aspire to create an environment in which students are not only learning from the instructor, but also from each other. I encourage students to utilize their unique life experiences to color their perspective. More over, I desire for students to share their understanding of material through a comfortable and accessible medium, while making us all aware of the value of that which makes us unique.
Lastly, I have a genuine passion for research. I challenge myself to think critically about potential areas in which to make a profound impact on underprivileged and underserved populations, using findings as a catalyst to begin to affect change. My research interests include religion, spirituality, posttraumatic growth, religious centrality, sexuality, community engagement, women's issues, and the restorative properties of music in treating symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s. Additionally, I feel that there’s something to be explored in the relationship between ecological humanities and significant trends in mental health.