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About Dr. Song
(she/they/ella/elle)

“Somos como las plantas que crecen sin agua.” [We are like plants that grow without water.]

– K’naan y Residente 

 

Just like the plants in the above lyric, we often forget to “water” ourselves, to deliberately care for our mental, physical, and social health. Our wellbeing often comes second (or third, or last!) in a long line of priorities. I believe therapy is a way to care for ourselves, to make a commitment to our well-being, and to learn to use the strengths we already have to improve our lives.  When I practice Integrated therapy, I use feminist multicultural (FMT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), solution-focused (SFT), and mindfulness based (MBSR) interventions to assist clients in working through their distress and making positive change in their lives. I am a Queer therapist with training and experience in Queer- and Trans-affirming therapies

Some of my counseling specialties include: Intimate Partner Violence/relationship abuse; Trauma and PTSD; coping with chronic illness, disability, chronic pain, and physical health concerns; Religious trauma & spiritual abuse; concerns around neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, LD, dyslexia); support and well-being of clients who are mental health providers themselves; and sexual and gender identity development.  I work with adults and adolescents (13 years and older), and I have served clients in a non-profit Domestic Violence agency, a VA Medical Center, a hospital, a primary care clinic, and three college counseling centers. 

Whether you are brand-new to therapy, taking “the plunge” after a negative counseling experience, or a seasoned “veteran” with years of therapy under your belt, you are welcome here. Aqui eres bienvenido. 

Education and Experience

Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship

2022

EK Counseling

Predoctoral Internship 

2022

University of Denver

Health and Counseling Center

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Minor in Spanish Counseling
Minor in Integrated Behavioral Health

2022

New Mexico State University

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

2017

Townson University

B.S. in Psychology

University of North Carolina

2014

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