Ambika Kasbekar Bio

Ambika Kasbekar, M.S., LPC-Intern, NCC
Professional Counselor I, Supervised by Bethany Smith, M.A., LPC-S, NCC

Personal Statement:
Ambika KasbekarI am excited to be a part of the SCS staff!  Before I called Aggieland “home,” I lived in the Midwest for several years.  I have also lived overseas in India and South Korea. College can be a rewarding and challenging time, and I feel fortunate that I get to work with students to help process through concerns that may be impacting them personally, academically, or professionally.  I try to create a brave space through the therapeutic relationship so that students can feel empowered to voice their thoughts and feelings honestly, and increase their self-efficacy.

When I’m not at the SCS, I enjoy trying new foods, and keeping in touch with friends and family all over the world.

Academic Training:
M.S. – Counseling and Student Personnel – Minnesota State University Mankato
B.A. – Economics – Northwestern University

University Counseling Center – Minnesota State University Mankato

Areas of Special Interest:
Relationship concerns, identity development, multiculturalism through a social justice lens, and substance abuse concerns.

Theoretical Orientation:
Integration of person-centered, mindfulness-based, and cognitive-behavioral theories.

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