Israel was born in Ethiopia and grew up in the United States. She is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C., expected to graduate in May 2022. Israel received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and American Sign Language from Gardner-Webb University. She have more than ten years of experience in education working with students and staff with unique abilities and life experiences. 


Fluent in English, Amharic (Ethiopian), and American Sign Language, Israel strives to provide equal access to communication for individuals and families in our community. Working from integrative/eclectic therapeutic modalities: Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, Israel wishes to emphasize the multicultural nature of each individual.  Israel empowers clients through social support, advocacy, social justice, psychoeducation, and break down systematic barriers by incorporating her professional and personal experiences to reach the rich and diverse community while bridging the cultural and racial divide. 

You can find Israel in the Maryland office.

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Clinical Student Intern

We all had to start somewhere.

PsycYourMind® is committed to the training and experiential learning of up-and-coming therapists.

The graduate level internship is an integral part of the counseling academic and clinical training experience. Counseling and Clinical Mental Health graduate students are required to have over 700 hours of clinical training time before graduation.


Thereafter, another 3500+ hour residency commences with 100 hours of supervision. An approved clinical supervisor (Crystal Joseph, LCPC, LPC, ACS) manages all cases, conducting weekly supervision to help guide theoretical application. Please use Contact form if you have questions regarding sliding scale and insurances. Those with Maryland Medicaid are not allowed to be seen by Clinical Student Interns. Please consider these factors before requesting an appointment.