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Kennedy University. Prior to becoming a psychologist Laura had a fulfilling career as an organic farmer. Laura still enjoys growing fruits and vegetables in their backyard garden, and loves spending time with family and friends in the outdoors. InDr. Over the years, Dr. Aranda currently serves as the Wellness Coordinator for the Multicultural Community Center and bridges Multicultural Resource Center where she engages in culturally informed therapy that utilizes a holistic and decolonized lens.
In her free time she enjoys running, reading tarot cards, and creating new traditions with her wife. Aranda is committed to addressing healing and wellness within queer communities of color. Bianca grew up in Los Angeles County with a mixed status family. She possesses an unwavering commitment to social justice and advocacy. When working with students she aims to co-create a space built on trust and compassion where students can feel comfortable bringing in all parts of themselves to begin the process of exploration, learning, and healing.
After spending three years in private practice, she ed CAPS as a staff psychologist in From she served as the psychologist for the Incentive Awards Program, a scholarship program for first-generation, low-income, underrepresented students. SinceSasha has served the general student population, providing both individual and group services. She has also been active in the training program and served for one year as the Interim Postdoctoral Training Coordinator. Sasha enjoys running, racing, and spending time with her friends and five children.
Clinical Interests: Consensual non-monogamy and polyamory, sex-positive subcultures eg. Don has lived and worked in the SF Bay Area for almost 20 years.
He is a full-time staff psychologist at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business with specialized training in anxiety reduction including mindfulness-based stress reductionconflict resolution, and leadership wellness coaching. Don particularly enjoys working with students in psychology, business, and law.
His counseling style is warm, curious, collaborative, culturally responsive, LGBTQI2S- affirmative, gentle but direct, humorous, and very interactive. Wellness and success are intertwined! He is Chinese and from Hong Kong. His main roles in CAPS are providing counseling services for students, offering drop-in consultations, running counseling groups, and providing supervision to training staff. He is bilingual in English and Cantonese. Clinical interests: multicultural issues, LGBTQ issues, mindfulness, unconditional self-love, and self-empowerment. He grew up in the Northeast of the US and moved to California for graduate school.
Richard greatly enjoys supporting students through transitions and life events and assisting students in further developing their sense of identity. One of Richard's strongest interests is helping graduate students navigate the ups and downs of life, grad school, and career development. Richard has a practical, action-oriented, solution-focused, culturally responsive, interactive, and collaborative counseling style.
He deeply values respect, empathy, and equity, and interweaves his empathic nature and strategic thinking into his counseling and committee work. After completing his post doctoral fellowship, he was hired by the Disabled Students Program as a disability specialist from He has been involved in supporting students after a campus crisis event as well as in outreach and consultation. Aaron was born and raised in Chicago and he remains loyal to all his Chicago sports teams.
Clinical interests: Residential life, adjustment and transition issues, psychological first aid, psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities, and outreach and consultation. His clinical and research interests include online mental health, stepped care treatments, mental health service innovations, Meet Aurora black men for sex inter-professional team functioning.
Over the past five years, Dr. Cornish has provided consultation and on-site training on his Stepped Care 2. Currently, he is collaborating with colleagues in the US and Canada on a three-book series on Stepped Care 2.
Claytie's research interests include training in supervision, application of stereotype threat theory, and ethics. At UC Berkeley, she provides individual therapy, group therapy, supervision, and outreach to a diverse student body. Approach is interactive, strength-based, utilizing mindfulness, CBT, and psychodynamic based interventions.
She has a background in massage, holistic health, and herbalism. She loves supporting local farms, hiking, cooking, and riding her bike. In this role he is exploring how to utilize data with heart to support the development of CAPS services that promote student wellness.
Matt is excited about identifying metrics that are meaningful for students and staff, and integrating quantitative and qualitative methods into his work. Matt frequently integrates mindfulness and self compassion into his work. When not working, Matt enjoys being with his family, hiking amongst the redwoods, exploring Bay Area beaches, reading science fiction, cooking he is especially proud of his matzah ball soup and Jewish Meditation.
After completing a post graduate fellowship at CAPS, she worked in community mental health for 7 years in San Mateo County in an outpatient adult psychiatric clinic. Carrie returned to CAPS as the Hospital Coordinator working with students hospitalized for mental health concerns and providing general counseling services. Carrie transitioned to the role of Interim Clinical Director in and became the permanent Clinical Director in When not working, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, biking, playing music, gardening, and cooking.
Jaiza has over 10 years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy for historically marginalized and underserved communities. Their practice is relational, strengths-based, and client-centered. It's informed by psychodynamic, feminist relational, family systems, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Additionally, Jaiza has spent many years cultivating a mindfulness meditation practice and enjoys considering the importance that spirituality and connectedness can have as part of our collective wellbeing.
In their free time, Jaiza rests and restores by reading especially young adult science fictionhiking, learning to play the ukulele, and dancing. He comes from a background in community mental health and NPOs, with experiences working with emancipated foster youth, homeless populations, and the AAPI community.
It's her hope to help humanize the counseling experience and be of support to those students who may have encountered the same struggles and challenges that she had faced when she was a student at UC Berkeley. Clinical interests: Cross-cultural counseling, academic, career, student development, family of origin issues, alcohol and drug use, and crisis intervention. Karen is originally from Hong Kong and grew up in Southern California. She currently sees individuals and couples for counseling at CAPS and enjoys working with the diverse student population at UC Berkeley.
Karen is currently serving a dual role as the CAPS Clinical Coordinator assisting with day-to-day clinical operations and various projects supporting our clinical programs, and as the CAPS Referral Coordinator serving as a liaison to therapists and psychiatrists in the community. He manages career development programs which include holistic individual career counseling, career assessments, and a collection of resources to support student academic and career planning in the Career Counseling Library.
Chris is also a mental health liaison to Cal athletics. He has expertise in performance psychology and uses a culturally-affirming and strengths based approach to promote personal growth and professional development of university students, high performance athletes, and adults in career transition. After Raquel received her MSW from the University of Montana inshe worked for 4 years at the Flathead Indian Reservation as a school social worker and in a private practice.
Raquel enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, and has been focused on her engagement in Tibetan Buddhism for over 20 years. She enjoys attending meditation retreats. She co-founded Working for Equality and Economic Liberation WEELa grassroots organization addressing economic justice for low-income families, and founded the Western Region Welfare Activist Network, a twelve-state coalition of grassroots organizations focused on economic justice for low-income families.
Raquel trained in a Native American developed group process for healing generational and historical trauma Healing Broken Hearts and in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She enjoy group psychotherapy and working with clients of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Kusha loves working with university students using a culturally centered and intersectional social identity lens.
She has worked with university students across the US since and enjoys providing counseling, group therapy, and outreach to students as well as supervision and training to mental health professionals. In her free time, she stays active indoors and outdoors with her family through cooking, singing, dancing, hiking, dining al fresca, and running after her two young sons. Clinical interests: Multicultural counseling, inclusion, identity development, family of origin, relationship and interpersonal concerns, SSWANA mental health, immigrant families, low socioeconomic backgrounds, depression, suicide prevention, social anxiety, alcohol abuse, group therapy, wellness, balance, and graduate student life.
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Clinical interests: Immigrant and undocumented student mental health, QTPOC-affirmative therapy, spirituality, Latinx family health, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, mindfulness-based stress reduction. Junichi ed the CAPS team in Sam ed the CAPS team in Sam completed his doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at UHS. His approach to therapy is dynamic and experiential in nature and uses existential psychotherapy, attachment style, multiculturalism, and emotional content to help clients develop a deeper understanding of self and others.
Sam enjoys working with clients to explore patterns in relationships to make changes in the interest of growth. Sam is particularly interested in working within the Meet Aurora black men for sex community at UC Berkeley. As a former student-athlete, Sam understands the unique challenges of being both a scholar and an athlete, and he commits a ificant portion of his time as a CAPS counselor to working with student-athletes, coaches, and trainers to help students and teams thrive while at UC Berkeley. Sam's doctoral dissertation examined multicultural competence and mindfulness in the therapeutic process, and he runs the mindfulness meditation group nearly every semester.
Sam also enjoys developing relationships with campus partners and communities and working to ensure that underserved populations at UC Berkeley get their needs met to the fullest extent possible. In his spare time, Sam enjoys playing sports most often baseball and golfhiking and camping, and doing crossword puzzles. Chiyon ed the CAPS team in You can find her wandering and walking around on various hiking trails on the weekends, working on her fly fishing casting, or trying on gear at REI when a big sale is going on.
Clinical interests: Psychodynamic psychotherapy, family of origin issues, immigration and children of immigrants, religion and non-binary gender issues, LGBTQ ally, API student concerns, and first-generation college students. Zaruba was a first generation college student who majored in education and dance at Miami University in Ohio. Zaruba has worked at UHS for the past couple decades in many different roles. She's currently the psychologist at Berkeley Law School. Clinical interests: Couples counseling, multicultural factors, family relationship challenges, graduate students' academic and personal concerns, body image, eating disorders and career and work struggles.
She was a staff psychologist at Michigan State University for three years before returning to Berkeley. She has been working with CoE sinceproviding counseling to students and consultations for faculty and staff. In her role as director she's been conducting research and providing training and consultation on the latest topics related to college students mental health. Approach: Embraces a liberatory approach to therapy, rooted in the tenants of Black Feminism.
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In his spare time, Paul enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, digital photography, running, and video games. Prior to ing UHS, she worked as an adult outpatient clinician within a community mental health clinic and a crisis intervention specialist at a crisis line.
Madeleine identifies as a cisgender, queer, mixed race woman.
She enjoys creative outlets centering art, writing, and music. Before ing UHS, Darius worked at a dual-diagnosis substance use and mental health treatment facility in Chicago facilitating groups and doing individual therapy with clients. Prior to that, he worked at Catholic Charities in Refugee Resettlement as a case manager. Darius is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys lifting, running, and biking weekly.Meet Aurora black men for sex
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