Jesmond Fair

Psychology Intern
 

Personal Statement:

Greetings Aggies! I am a Black gay Christian cis-gender man with a passion for helping and healing others.  Helping people navigate the various distressing facets of their life is honestly a joy.  The most influential people in my life are those who have a vested in interest in helping me better myself.  As such, I mirror this investment in my work with others. 

The therapeutic process is a very personal and often intimate dance in which people are challenged to be vulnerable and address those areas that are negatively impacting them.  I love hearing people’s life stories and gaining understanding of the context from which they come.  Utilizing their contextual background to help co-create a space in which people feel free to process, explore, and learn to navigate those distressing aspects of life.  Outside of the office my self-care consists of binging Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video; singing or playing my piano; and beating my friends in various PS4 games.

Academic Training:

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia (Expected August 2019)

M. Ed., in Professional Counseling, University of Georgia

B. A., in Psychology with a minor in Music, University of Alabama (Roll Tide!)

Internship:

Student Counseling Services, Texas A&M University (In progress)

Areas of Special Interest:

LGBTQ+ individuals, Multicultural therapy and issues, Identity development and intersectionality, Severe Mental Illness

Theoretical Orientation:

I use an integrated theoretical approach of Cognitive- Behavioral Theory, Interpersonal Process Theory, and Narrative Theory through a Multicultural Psychotherapy Theory (MPT) lens.


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