Kalen Wheeler, MHC, MSEd
My background in sociology and psychology provides me with a framework that understands the dynamic nature of the relationship between our minds and the world that surrounds us. In the therapeutic journey of detangling the unconscious, we empower ourselves to become more self-aware, as well as more socially aware, and capable of transformative change.
I was born and raised in New York City and I have lived abroad, most recently in Beirut, Lebanon. Consequently, I have had the privilege of working with people therapeutically from a wide variety of backgrounds and histories. As such, I am interested in the potential synchronicity between “traditional” healing modalities--whatever that means to each of us--and psychotherapy. Through multigenerational storytelling, what can we uncover about the struggle and resilience we come from, and how can we utilize that knowledge to be intentional about who we are?
Although most of my psychotherapeutic training is with adults, I have prior experience as a school counselor, and therefore have worked extensively with young people and their families. The folks I have worked with struggle with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, ADHD, ASD and more. I am deeply interested in the ways structures like race, class, gender, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, immigration status, and spirituality both reflect and affect our individual and collective psychologies.
My BA is in Sociology from Smith College, my MSEd is in School Counseling from CUNY Hunter, and my Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling is from SUNY Buffalo.
As a therapist, I see my role as a facilitator of your courageous and creative journey, both through the content you bring to therapy, as well as through the evolution of our relationship. I look forward to embarking on this endeavor with you!
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