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Please call me Rhi. I graduated from Michigan State University and obtained my Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan. I have been practicing mental health for 20 years. I live in the area with my tween daughters, husband, and a pug dog. I enjoy spending time in or near the water and enjoy the moment of a beautiful sunset.
I am passionate about working with students who are dealing with various life issues. I want to create a safe and inclusive environment. I use various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and use a person centered approach. I think it’s best to tailor each therapy session to the individual student to address their specific needs. I have experience with depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, personality disorders, life transitions, interpersonal problems, self-esteem, gender identity issues, LGBTQ+, trauma, life stressors, academic or work related stress, substance use, time management, disabilities, grief and loss, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I view therapy as a way to gain insight with learning cognitive and behavioral skills to help live the best version of your life. Therapy allows a safe and confidential place to process stressors and allow self-growth. Therapy helps with your life narrative to makes sense of the past while writing the story of a different future.
I feel strongly about assisting and advocating for students with disabilities to help ensure they receive equal and equitable accommodations.