Kalen Wheeler, MSEd
Kalen Wheeler holds her MSEd in School Counseling from Hunter College and is currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Buffalo. Based on her background in public schools in New York City and international independent schools in Beirut, Lebanon, Kalen has worked with a diverse demographic of children, adolescents, and their families. She specializes in trauma-informed care, restorative justice practices, conflict resolution, and crisis management. Kalen has extensive experience with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, PTSD, and eating disorders, and holds deep knowledge of the intricate dynamics of schools with regards to students with special needs and mental health concerns.
Kalen’s undergraduate degree in Sociology from Smith College provides her with a lens that integrates structures like race, class, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, spirituality and other forms of identity into her psychological analysis. As such, Kalen is interested in multicultural and feminist therapies that honor culturally-specific, traditional healing modalities, and the ways more mainstream psychoanalytic approaches may be woven together with these frameworks and practices.
Kalen offers a warm, safe space that invites her clients to co-collaborate towards healing. Although her formal training is mostly with young people, she is looking forward to working with a spectrum of age ranges.