Bhanu Priya Moturu, MSEd, MA

Psychology Intern

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Education

  • Ph.D Candidate, Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland
  • M.S.Ed., Counseling and Mental Health, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.Ed., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Dubai

Professional Interests

Bhanu’s professional interests intersect with gender, culture, and work. She is interested in working with individuals from marginalized communities, including women of color, survivors of intimate partner violence, and international students. Her research interests include self-advocacy in workplaces, gender differences in self-advocacy behaviors, and South-Asian mental health. She is also interested in psychotherapy outcomes and attachment research. She is also drawn to the training and supervision of clinicians.

Approach to Therapy

In Bhanu’s therapy work, she sees the client as a driver of one’s own growth and herself as a facilitator to assist her clients in achieving their goals. Bhanu wants you to be open and talk about your concerns so that she can listen, provide support, and help you think through these concerns. She will provide a space for you to talk about things that are difficult to talk about with other people. Bhanu will walk with you to places that you fear, and will find solutions together. Sometimes, she may stay silent to help you listen to your feelings after which she and you will talk about the silence too! This therapy space is for you to heal, envision, and create the person you want to be, and Bhanu will facilitate this process for you. Bhanu wishes that through working with her you will learn to be unapologetically yourself in and outside of therapy and learn to recognize and accept all aspects of yourself with love.

Approach to Supervision

Bhanu’s approach to supervision is collaborative, interpersonal, and developmental. She believes the ‘person’ is as vital in supervision as therapy. Bhanu strives to meet the supervisee’s needs and provide a collaborative space to explore, take risks, and grow as a therapist.

Approach to Wellness

Bhanu approaches wellness holistically, addressing mind, body, and soul aspects. According to her, what nourishes these three aspects may be similar and different for everyone. She also sees connecting with yourself, other people, and the larger community as essential aspects of wellness.

Other Activities

Bhanu loves to play tennis and volleyball, meditate, and watch interesting tv shows and movies.