Ph.D. Candidate, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri
M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri
Reuben is passionate about helping individuals and organizations navigate various challenges. Reuben’s areas of interest include: identity development, conflict resolution, community/team building, diversity & social justice education, and organizational development.
Approach to Therapy
Reuben uses several theoretical orientations including strengths-based cognitive behavior therapy (SB-CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Feminist therapy. In therapy, he aims to create a friendly, collaborative environment and relationship with clients’ to help clients’ achieve personal growth and related goals.
Approach to Supervision
Reuben utilizes the discrimination (Crunk & Barden, 2017; Bernard, 1997) and cognitive behavioral (CBT) models of supervision with a feminist overlay in his work with supervisees. As a supervisor, Reuben is passionate about empowering future clinicians and challenges supervisees to identify their strengths, areas of growth, and goals throughout the supervision relationship.
Approach to Wellness
Reuben enjoys connecting with people, music, laughing, traveling, and learning.
Reuben was involved in student activism at the University of Missouri during Fall 2015 that afforded him opportunities to continue to teach and speak across the country and abroad. Reuben has collaborated with Harvard, Stanford, Puget Sound, the American Psychological Association (APA), and other groups to enhance inclusion, multicultural sensitivity, and motivation for change.