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PsyD Spotlight

Arielle Self

Arielle Self HeadshotHometown: Temecula, CA

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: Where the Crawdads Sing by  Delia Owens

Favorite Quote: “The world is violent and mercurial – it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love – love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share; being a parent; being a writer; being a parter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love. ” – Tennessee Williams

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

I have a second degree black belt in karate and am bilingual (German is my second language).

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I’m passionate about access to better and more comprehensive postpartum mental health care/support!

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose to attend MSP because I appreciate it’s accepting and warm environment that is centered around relationships and growth. This provides for a great learning environment.

What do you want to do with your degree?

With my PsyD I plan to work with either the underserved incarcerated population or return to active duty in support of military members and their families.

How did you first get interested in the mental health profession?

I was first interested in the mental health field upon noticing the struggles of my own family members and how that struggle can live through generations.

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