Ankita Sahu Bio

Practicum Counselor, Supervised by Gisela Lin, Ph.D., ABPP
 
Personal Statement:
I believe transition to university is an exciting, adventurous and vulnerable time for many students attending Texas A&M University. This time period is marked with an interplay between adjustment and getting acculturated with your new environment, which can bring about anxiety and stress. Counseling is a safe and nurturing space to address these concerns and explore your resilience and strength in coping with these hardships. I view counseling through a multicultural lens, and incorporate a psychosocial framework which emphasizes processing thoughts and behaviors within their cultural context. My work in counseling focuses on self-compassion, authenticity and self-acceptance. I believe counseling to be a collaborative relationship which fosters an empathetic, safe, and empowering space for you to work through personal, interpersonal, academic and professional concerns.
 
In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, experimenting with cooking, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
 
Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University (in progress)
M.Ed., Counseling Family & Human Services, University of Oregon
B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Sociology, University of Minnesota, Twin cities
 
Areas of interest:
Multiculturalism, acculturation, masculinity, gender issues, and self-esteem
 
Theoretical Orientation:
I conceptualize counseling through an integrative approach, incorporating person-centered and interpersonal therapy.  

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