PsyD Student Spotlight

Nicholas Semaan

 Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI   

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: Origin – Dan Brown

Favorite Quote:

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” Hermes Trismegistus

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

People might be surprised to know that I enjoy all things music: from curling up in my bed with headphones to going out to live shows with my family, from producing/mixing electronic music to curating music therapy sessions.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

A cause I am passionate about is public education and legal activism regarding recreational substances. I like to help others understand the benefits and risks involved in using potentially harmful substances while removing the stigma of seeking such information.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose to attend MSP because I have never felt more at home in an educational setting. After having completed the MA program here, I see MSP as that of a learning sanctuary; from making lifelong friends to building genuine relationships with my professors, I could not see myself anywhere else.

What do you plan to do with your degree?

With my degree, I would like to open a multidisciplinary clinic with a plethora of therapeutic interventions so that I may help to provide treatment to trauma and substance abuse populations.

What is your plan after graduation?

My plan after graduation will involve traveling the world, expanding my education with certain therapy licenses, and opening a multidisciplinary clinic.

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