Psychology Intern

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MSEd in Counseling and Research from University of Miami

PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at Purdue University

Professional Interests

Chai’s professional interests include: interpersonal and relationship concerns, trauma recovery, eating concerns, and working with underrepresented and marginalized populations.

Approach to Therapy

Chai utilizes an integrative approach grounded in interpersonal process. She believes it is essential to create a safe and trusting environment and build a strong therapeutic relationship in order for counseling to have an impact. She uses a multicultural framework and family systems theory to contextualize clients’ experiences and often incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques in her work.

Approach to Supervision

Chai takes a supervisee-centered and developmental approach in supervision. She seeks to create a supportive environment where supervisees can openly discuss their needs and concerns while challenging them to continually grow.

Approach to Wellness

Chai values relationships in both her personal and professional life and truly enjoys connecting with others, especially her family and friends. She also enjoys outdoor activities, movies, and traveling.

Other Activities

Chai is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), division 17 (Counseling Psychology).