Graduate Assistants

Damaris Bates, Graduate Assistant

Damaris is a current Ph.D. student in the Counseling and Counselor Education program. My philosophy in therapy is the value of a non-judgmental and compassionate relationship that supports human resiliency while working from an anti-oppressive lens. My approach is rooted in a relational-cultural and gestalt theory while incorporating mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral interventions to support individual goals. I’m passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

Sherri Ford-Jacobs, Graduate Assistant

Kelsey Hargrove, Graduate Assistant

Interests Include: Holistic health and wellness, eating disorders, body image distress, mindfulness, yoga and yoga therapy, nature as a form of therapeutic intervention.

Hyemi Jang, Graduate Assistant

Teresa Merchan, Graduate Assistant