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KENYA NEWSOME/
clinical student intern

Kenya (they/them), a DC native, believes that our mental health is as important as our physical health. They use a holistic lens when evaluating dilemmas, knowing that every person is unique, and deserves treatment that is personalized and collaboratively created. Their primary form of treatment is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), this involves understanding how one’s thoughts, beliefs, and experiences can affect their behaviors. Kenya gained group therapy experience while completing practicum at Onyx Therapy Group. 

 

Kenya also pulls from the theory of Social Constructivism, which examines how interactions within our social relationships (i.e. family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, community) shape our knowledge and view of the world around us. This also includes how our identities, cultural background, and social system affect how we move throughout our lives. 

 

Along with processing day to day events, psychoeducation, and skill building will be prioritized in sessions. Even when we aren’t aware of it, we bring past elements of ourselves into the interactions we have with others. The more we understand the depth of these experiences and our responses to them, the better decisions we can make that align with our true selves. 

 

Kenya graduated in 2020 from Temple University with a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in Psychology. They are currently studying at Johns Hopkins University, receiving their MS in Mental Health Counseling in May 2024. Kenya is supervised by Crystal Joseph. Find Kenya in the Maryland office for virtual and in-person sessions.

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.

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