Global Healing & Human Rights Clinical Training Graduates

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Our Global Healing and Human Rights clinical trainees join PTR with a strong commitment to human rights and social justice. They have a keen interest in providing trauma-informed, culturally aware and linguistically accessible mental health care for international survivors of human rights abuses, and contributing to the psychosocial well-being of refugee and asylum seeking populations. As a group they bring to PTR a rich diversity of languages, cultural backgrounds, and international and professional experiences.

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Jude Al Bukhari, MS

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Jude Al Bukhari, MS

 

Jude Al Bukhari is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D Consortium in Palo Alto, where she is in her third year. She has a MS in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Consortium, and obtained a BS in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston. Ms. Al Bukhari came to the United States as an international student from Jordan, and joins PTR with a breadth of international experience in countries including Jordan, South Africa and the Philippines. She is particularly interested in working with immigrant and refugee youth, and is placed with our partner organization Oakland International High School to work with refugee adolescents primarily from Yemen and Syria. Ms. Al Bukhari is a native Arabic speaker.

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Nouf Al Rashid, MS, MA

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Nouf Al Rashid, MS, MA

 

Nouf Al Rashid is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she is in her fourth year. Ms. Al Rashid has a MA in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute and a MS in Mental Health & Learning Disabilities from Kings College, London. She completed a BS in Social & Clinical Psychology from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Ms. Al Rashid has extensive international clinical and research experience in the Middle East and Europe, and has volunteered with the International Rescue Committee. She has a special interest in working with refugee youth and children, and joins PTR for the second year working with our partner organization Oakland International High School. Ms. Al Rashid is a native Arabic speaker, and works primarily with Yemeni and Syrian adolescents, as well as Iraqi and other Arabic speaking adults and families at our Mosaic Healing Center. She also speaks fluent French & conversational Spanish.

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Jada Carter

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Jada Carter


Jada Carter is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the University of San Francisco, where she is in her third year. She completed a BA in Sociology minoring in Psychology from the University of California, Merced. Ms. Carter has previous clinical experience working with underserved minority families in a non-profit community mental health clinic, with trauma-informed and social justice approaches. She has a keen interest in focusing on psychological health discrepancies amid disadvantaged communities who experience intergenerational and severe trauma. She speaks conversational Italian.

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Haley Cook, MS

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Haley Cook, MS


Haley Cook is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University, where she is specializing in LGBT health and neuropsychology. Ms. Cook received her B.A. from Texas State University, where she studied psychology and recreational therapy prior to pursuing her doctorate degree. Ms. Cook joins PTR with experience in providing trauma-informed, culturally-attuned care to marginalized communities, particularly gender and sexual minorities and veterans with substance use disorders. She is passionate about working with shame, trauma survivors, and stigma-related health disparities. She is currently studying the unique impact of discrimination on neurocognitive functioning. Ms. Cook hopes to work internationally to serve communities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS.

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Bianca Davoodian, MS

 
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Bianca Davoodian, MS

Bianca Davoodian is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, and obtained a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has broad teaching and research experience, including in the areas of trauma and racial discrimination. She has a keen interest in helping support Middle Eastern refugees and asylum seekers in the United States. Bianca has studied abroad in Italy and speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, as well as some Farsi.

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Florence Faizi, MA

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Florence Faizi, MA

Florence Faizi is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she is currently in her third year. Ms. Faizi has a MA in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and a BA in Biology and Religious Studies from the University of San Francisco. She has extensive research experience, as well as clinical experience working with refugee populations. As a former Afghan refugee, Ms. Faizi has deep concern for humanitarian and social issues, and brings direct understanding of refugee and migration issues to her work. She has a keen interest in the long-term effects of armed conflict on psychological and physical health. Ms. Faizi is a native Dari and Farsi speaker, and works primarily with PTR’s refugee and asylum seeking clients from Afghanistan and Iran. She also has knowledge of Pashto, Urdu and Hindi.

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Benjamin Greenberg, MA

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Benjamin Greenberg, MA

 

Benjamin Greenberg is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in San Francisco. He completed a MA in Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Music Education from Hofstra University. Benjamin has had international teaching and music experience in Mexico, China, Israel & Palestine, and his clinical interests include mindfulness practice, and the psychology of chronic pain & disabilities. Benjamin speaks Spanish & Mandarin.

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Ronna Haglili, LLM, MA

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Ronna Haglili, LLM, MA

 

Ronna Haglili is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She obtained an LLM in Law from Tel Aviv University, and an LLB in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ronna has extensive international Labor Law and pro bono legal experience, as well as social work related experience from Israel. She has a keen interest in social justice, trauma & attachment, and the psychology of women. Ronna speaks Hebrew.

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Tristan Hansell, MA, MS

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Tristan Hansell, MA, MS


Tristan Hansell is in her fourth year, obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from Palo Alto University. She joins PTR with clinical experience working with diverse adult and adolescent populations within community mental health and in limited resource settings, and her primary areas of interest include trauma, acculturation and family systems. Ms. Hansell received her MA in Political Science & International Conflict Resolution from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a BS in Geology from the University of Vermont. She has had the opportunity to work internationally in Europe and Africa within policy and research.

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Xiaochang Huang, MEd, MS

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Xiaochang Huang, MEd, MS


Xiaochang Huang is obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University where she is in her third year. Ms. Huang is an international student from China with extensive international clinical and research experience related to trauma. Ms. Huang’s ancestors immigrated to Indonesia where they lived for over 200 years before being forced to return to China. Affected by her family history, Ms. Huang is interested in working with forcibly displaced populations to discover their resilience and ability recover after human rights abuses. She joins PTR with a keen interest in applying psychoanalytic understanding to trauma healing. Ms. Huang obtained a MEd in Developmental Psychology and a BS in Psychology from the South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China. She is a native Mandarin speaker, and also speaks fluent Cantonese & conversational Hakka.

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Kevin Hilke, MA

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Kevin Hilke, MA


Kevin Hilke is a third-year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute. His clinical work has centered on developmentally informed, culturally attuned psychodynamic treatment of adolescent and adult survivors of early relational trauma. Mr. Hilke earned an M.A. in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, where he focused on psychotherapy process and outcome, comparative psychoanalysis and developmental psychopathology. His current research focuses on confusion of psychotic, dissociative and borderline interpersonal process. Previously Mr. Hilke worked in progressive politics and as an editor and educator, following an undergraduate degree in English and interdisciplinary graduate work at Stanford. He is passionate about the integration of postmodernist, post-positivist and multicultural realities into all facets of care.

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Maryam Jabbari, MA

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Maryam Jabbari, MA

 

Maryam Jabbari is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She obtained a MA in Counseling from Azad University in Tehran, and a BA in Psychology from the Azad University of Nain, Iran. Maryam has extensive research experience, as well as clinical experience in Iran. She has worked with the Veteran, Immigrant & Refugee Trauma Institute of Sacramento, and has a special interest in working with refugee families & children. Maryam speaks Farsi & Dari.

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Leah Khaghani, Ph.D, MA

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Leah Khaghani, Ph.D, MA

 

Leah Khaghani is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She obtained a Ph.D. in American & African American Studies from Yale University, and completed a BA in Political Science & English Literature from the University of Michigan. Leah has a wealth of experience in research, teaching and clinical settings, and her areas of interest include multicultural & international psychology, migration & displacement, & intergenerational trauma. Leah speaks French, Arabic, Italian & Farsi.

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Dustin Kieschnick, MS

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Dustin Kieschnick, MS

 

Dustin Kieschnick is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, where he is in his fourth year. He has a MS in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Consortium, and obtained a BS in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Mr. Kieschnick has worked in the Middle East, and founded a non-profit organization dedicated to helping trauma survivors heal through contact with nature. He has also conducted research with survivors of conflict and communal violence in the Central African Republic. Mr. Kieschnick has a particular interest in working with veterans and survivors of torture and war trauma who experience post-traumatic stress. He speaks conversational French.

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Jasmit Metla, MA

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Jasmit Metla, MA

 

Jasmit Metla is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She obtained a BS in Psychology and a BA in Women & Gender studies from the University of California, Davis. Jasmit joins PTR with research experience in the area of family violence and trauma, and has an interest in intercultural differences in mental health, and the impacts of trauma on women and children from minority communities. Jasmit speaks Punjabi, Hindi & Urdu, as well as some Spanish.

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Claudia Miranda, MA

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Claudia Miranda, MA


Claudia Miranda is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she is in her third year. Ms. Miranda received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute and a B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Davis. She is passionate about providing culturally responsive and trauma-informed services for marginalized groups, and has clinical experience working with families and transitional-aged youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ms. Miranda is a first-generation Chilean American and a native Spanish speaker.

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Marco Morelli, MS, MA

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Marco Morelli, MS, MA

 

Marco Morelli is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University in San Francisco, where he is in his fourth year. Mr. Morelli has a MA in Clinical Psychology from CSPP-Alliant University and a MS in Biology from San Francisco State University. He obtained a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis. His previous clinical experience includes extensive work in community mental health settings. Mr. Morelli also worked in Liberia, West Africa, during the Ebola virus epidemic, providing clinical services at local Ebola treatment units. Before entering the field of psychology, he worked in Uganda for several years building clinical research capacity. Mr. Morelli is the son of Syrian and Italian immigrants, and speaks fluent Spanish & Italian. He works primarily with PTR’s asylum seeking clients from Mexico & Central America.

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Kellie Nissen, MA

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Kellie Nissen, MA


Kellie Nissen is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she received her Master’s Degree and is currently in her third year. Ms. Nissen previously obtained her B.A. in Psychology & Spanish at Dickinson College. She joins PTR with clinical experience in school and community mental health settings, primarily working with underserved and minority children, adolescents and families. Her areas of interest include family systems, complex trauma, social justice, relational psychodynamic therapy, ecopsychology and storytelling. She is interested in the study of language and international work. Ms. Nissen is fluent in Spanish.

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Maxwell Osaghae, MA

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Maxwell Osaghae, MA

 

Maxwell Osaghae is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and has a BA in Psychology from Georgia Regents University in Augusta. Maxwell has volunteered extensively in Nigeria, Spain, Canada & the United States. He has provided support for refugees, orphaned children and terminally ill adults, and is committed to serving disadvantaged communities. Maxwell speaks Edo, Creole, Hausa & Yoruba.

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Adhithi Rajan, MS, MA

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Adhithi Rajan, MS, MA

 

Adhithi Rajan is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she is in her fourth year. Ms. Rajan is an international student from India with a MA in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, a MS in Clinical Psychology from Christ University in Bangalore, and a BA in Psychology from M.S. University in Baroda. Ms. Rajan joins PTR with extensive international clinical experience in adult psychopathology, and also enjoys research and teaching. Her areas of interest include family systems, meaning making, interpersonal therapy and mindfulness. She also has a keen interest in the intersectionality of language, culture and psychology. Ms. Rajan is a native Tamil speaker, and also speaks fluent Hindi & Gujarati.

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Allison Rodriguez

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Allison Rodriguez

 

Allison Rodriguez is obtaining a joint Masters of Social Welfare and Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Rodriguez completed a BA in Psychology at Yale University, where she wrote a thesis exploring traumatic stress responses in survivors of human trafficking. She has extensive research experience, and most recently worked at the National Center for PTSD in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Rodriguez has clinical experience working with victims of violent crime in a public hospital setting, and is interested in addressing mental health inequities among diverse and disadvantaged populations through research, advocacy and clinical efforts.

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Hila Sachs, MS

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Hila Sachs, MS


Hila Sachs is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D Consortium, where she is in her fourth year. Ms. Sachs was born in South Africa, and moved to the United States to continue her education. Before pursuing her doctorate, she attended the University of Miami where she received her B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration. She comes to PTR excited to continue her experience working with diverse populations. Her areas of interest include women’s issues and trauma work. Additionally, she is passionate about increasing access to culturally-responsive, high quality mental health care. Ms. Sachs is fluent in Hebrew.

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Ari Schoenholtz, MA

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Ari Schoenholtz, MA

 

Ari Schoenholtz is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where he is in his third year. He has a MA in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and completed a BA in Political Science at Williams College in Massachusetts. Mr. Schoenholtz has clinical experience providing individual and group therapy in community mental health settings, including a community clinic specializing in helping people recover from addiction. He has a keen interest in supporting refugee populations, and in intergenerational trauma & resilience. Before transitioning into psychology, Mr. Schoenholtz worked in public health and politics, where he served as a field organizer for then-Senator Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. He speaks conversational Spanish.

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Stephanie Seeman, MS

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Stephanie Seeman, MS


Stephanie Seeman is obtaining a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the PGSP- Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, where she is in her fourth year. Ms. Seeman joins PTR with an academic foundation in Latino culture and history and has also conducted social psychology research in Herzliya--Israel. Her clinical areas of interest include posttraumatic stress and growth, couples and family therapy, perinatal mental health, and 3rd wave cognitive behavioral therapies. Ms. Seeman received a BA in Spanish Language & Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She lived in Madrid, Spain for a year and is proficient in Spanish.

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Bhavna Sharma, MA

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Bhavna Sharma, MA


Bhavna Sharma is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she is in her third year. She has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Justice, Education & Underdevelopment from UC Berkeley. Ms. Sharma joins PTR with experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in community mental health and school/college settings. She has a background in the non-profit field, working with survivors of human trafficking, which ultimately led her to pursue graduate training, trauma-informed approaches and social justice work. Her interests include contemporary cultural and relational psychoanalysis, intersectionality, feminism, resiliency, spirituality, and working with survivors of complex trauma and human rights abuses. She immigrated from India and speaks Hindi.

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Sahil Sharma, MA

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Sahil Sharma, MA

 

Sahil Sharma is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where he is in his third year. He has a MA in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and completed a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Mr. Sharma joins PTR with experience working with adults, adolescents and children in both community mental health and school settings. He has a particular interest in working relationally with survivors of trauma, as well as with international populations. Mr. Sharma came to the United States from India, and is a native Punjabi speaker. He also speaks Hindi.

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Isabel Unanue, MPH, MA

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Isabel Unanue, MPH, MA


Isabel Unanue is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University specializing in global mental health and trauma. She became interested in this field in 2012 when she developed a mental health curriculum for mothers of malnourished children in Rwanda. Since then, she has collaborated on projects internationally in the Central African Republic and Kenya, and domestically with the immigrant Latinx and homeless communities. Ms. Unanue holds a Master’s in Psychology in Education from Columbia University, a Master’s in Public Health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and a BA in Psychology from Yale University. Her primary research interests are in liberation psychology, integrating local resources into psychotherapeutic interventions, mindfulness and spirituality, and community empowerment. She is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent French.

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Siri Vivek, MS

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Siri Vivek, MS


Siri Vivek is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University specializing in global mental health, diversity & community mental health. Ms. Vivek is an international student with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mysore University, India. She comes to PTR with extensive clinical experience working with adults with serious mental illness in India. Ms. Vivek is passionate about mental health awareness and treatment gap reduction in low- and middle-income countries. Her interests include cultural and linguistic adaptation of psychotherapeutic approaches to suit the needs of underserved populations. She is currently working on developing internet-based psycho-educational content and treatment for depression in Kannada. Upon graduating, Ms. Vivek plans to start a community mental health organization in Bangalore. She is a native Kannada speaker and is also fluent in Hindi.

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Maya Weir, MA

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Maya Weir, MA

 

Maya Weir is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she is in her third year. She has a MA in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and completed a BA in Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Weir has clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families in school settings, and with trauma-informed and mindfulness approaches. She joins PTR with extensive experience in the practice and teaching of yoga and mindfulness, and in their application to trauma recovery and healing. Her interests lie in cross-cultural work, complex trauma and somatic psychology. Ms. Weir has a multicultural family background, and speaks fluent Hebrew and some Spanish.

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Kristina Wunderman, MA

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Kristina Wunderman, MA

 

Kristina Wunderman is obtaining a Doctor of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and completed a BA in English Literature at the University of Oregon. Kristina has extensive clinical experience with families, couples, youth & children in community mental health and school settings. She also joins PTR with program management and volunteer experience, and has a keen interest in supporting immigrant and refugee populations. Kristina has studied Spanish in Mexico.