I am an Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision at Virginia Tech. Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and Virginia. Lover of diversity. Explorer of the things that connect us across differences. Dreamer of a just world.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Exploring Empathy and Connection
My research interests are united by a personal and professional interest in understanding the experience of another person, including how counselors can effectively and competently work with clients across cultural divides (particularly those of race/ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, and values conflicts). My research aims to address limitations of previous empathy research, with a specific focus on empathy as a skill for cultural competency and effectiveness across varied counselor and client identities.