Hometown: Rochester, MI
Book I would recommend: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller. Not only does this book offer a self-reflection on one’s attachment style, but it also aids in fostering an understanding of how adult attachment styles manifest in other’s intimate relationships. A fantastic read if you would like self-reflection and a deeper understanding of the journey and challenges of modern-day adult relationships.
Favorite Quote: “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards” – Søren Kierkegaard
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I think one thing that many may be surprised by is that I play video games! With the growing mass of 2.8 billion gamers in the world, that shouldn’t be so surprising. Video games offer a fantastic opportunity for entertainment and brain activity with active deductive reasoning, problem-solving, increased visuospatial awareness, and opportunities to explore deep stories and incredible adventures.
Name a cause you are passionate about.
One cause that I’m particularly passionate about is assisting others in recovery from trauma. I wish to focus on the exploration and development of technology forward therapeutic interventions for survivors of trauma to aid in eliminating intrusive thoughts and distressing symptoms.
Why did you choose MSP?
I chose to attend MSP’s doctoral program as I was overjoyed with my experience in the master’s program and wanted to continue learning under the incredibly knowledgeable professors. Humanistic psychology’s values are in alignment with my own and so it is with great pleasure that I continue to explore the wisdom of this academic institution while in my journey toward my future endeavors.
What do you want to do with your degree?
I would like to develop behavioral and therapeutic interventions that blend humanistic psychology and technology to create powerful tools for clinicians and clients in healing and recovery from trauma, anxiety, and depression.
What is your plan for after graduation?
After graduation, I would like to work as a clinical psychologist in private practice as well as continue to develop interactive technology that is able to assist clinicians and clients in the therapeutic setting.
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