Joanne A. Petursson, M.A.
2010 – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Clinical Psychology
Clinical/Counseling Interests: I take an integrative approach to counseling, combining tenets of cognitive therapy with interpersonal and dynamic approaches, all depending on the client’s needs and goals. I enjoy working with clients willing to explore their emotions and help them learn healthy coping strategies for their issues. I like to collaboratively build and work towards goals with the client. I also utilize motivational interviewing and mindfulness skills on occasion. My clinical interests include working with diverse individuals and students experiencing anxiety, substance use issues, eating disorders, body image issues, and trauma.
Multicultural Interests: I endeavor to support the equality of all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, social status, and sexual orientation among many other identities through my research and clinical interests. In particular, I enjoy working with issues associated with identities of first generation students, members of the LGBTQ population, and race/ethnicity.
Professional Affiliation: I am a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association, including Division 35 – Society for the Psychology of Women, and Division 44 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. I am also a student member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.