McKay Walsh Bio

Practicum Counselor

Personal Statement:
I’m very excited to have the opportunity to gain experience as a practicum counselor at the Student Counseling Services at Texas A&M. College is often a time of personal exploration and new opportunities to learn about oneself and I enjoy having the chance to join students in this process. I see this process as involving exploring one’s background, identity, emotions, and current struggles to promote students’ self-awareness and greater personal meaning. In this process, I hope to build an open and collaborative therapeutic working relationship with clients to facilitate reflection and introspection. When I’m not working or studying, I relax by enjoying live music, doing crafts, reading science fiction, and watching movies.

Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University (in progress)
M.Ed, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
B.A., Psychology; Minor in Sociology, State University of New York at Geneseo

Areas of Special Interest:
Promoting introspection and personal insight, interpersonal dynamics, family of origin dynamics, women’s issues, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression.

Theoretical Orientation:
I take a client–centered and interpersonal approach  with integrated aspects of psychodynamic and family systems orientations.  

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