About Raven Wilson, Graduate Intern

Raven Wilson

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Graduate Intern supervised by Heather Murphy, LPC-S

“To define ourselves means defining a great many other things”

James Baldwin

In my brief time as a counselor in training, I have found that healthy interpersonal communication is one of the most dynamic and invaluable resources that we, as humans, have at our disposal. The process of developing one’s sense of self is a lifelong endeavor, marked intermittently by the people that we encounter and the experiences that we endure. As such, I seek primarily to communicate actively with others, such that I might hear and understand just as well as I am heard and understood. In so doing, I hope to cultivate a practice of empathetic wellness intervention, where I am able to facilitate clear and coherent communication across race, class, gender and sexuality, while also prioritizing community, accessibility, and holistic wellness.

In my own time, I enjoy reading (more than almost anything), singing, creative writing, and plant care–each of which I have found to be meditative in their own right.

What I do:

I believe in taking a collaborative approach to counseling, and am concerned largely with interpersonal dynamics and the ways that our relationships with society impacts our personal development and overall well being. I am influenced primarily by Adlerian and Constructivist therapeutic approaches, but also engage in a number of other practices, such as Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Systemic Therapy.

I enjoy working with interpersonal relationships, life transitions (especially in early adulthood), body image/body neutrality, anxiety and shame, and identity formation, and am especially interested in working with women of color and young adult populations. I apply an abolitionist perspective to both counseling and life in general, and as such seek to focalize community care and preventative work in my practice.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Audre Lorde

Education & Training

I completed my undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English. I have served as a Mental Health Peer Educator (MHPE) for The University of Texas at Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center, Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center, and research assistant in UT’s Anxiety and Health Behaviors Lab, each of which have placed in such a position as to be able to explore the realm of mental health through public health advocacy, psychoeducation,  interpersonal advising, and research. I am currently working to obtain my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from  the University of Houston’s Main Campus, as a practicum student. This is just the beginning of my counseling journey and I look forward to having to learn and grow as my practice continues to develop!

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