2022 BIPOC Training Fellows
If you're interested in working with them, please drop a line to dr.marvicemarcus[at]gmail.com
We are pleased to welcome our 2022 BIPOC Internship Fellows. Both of our training fellows hail from sunny University of Florida and are both doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. We are pleased to have them join us for their residency training.
The BIPOC Internship Fellowship is a competitive, liberation focused clinical training program for counseling, social work and psychology master's and doctoral students.
hi i’m garrett and my pronouns are he/him. i’m a Black Korean American and African American queer cisgender man initially from los angeles california. i believe that we’re navigating a violent World in the best way we know how given the tools we have access to. the violent conditions of the World that shape our personal and relational lives can remove us from our bodies/selves - e.g., being gaslit out of trusting our intuition and into believing we’re undeserving of love and care - through conditioning us to believe that “we’re only valuable if...” or that “we’re too much or not enough if...” as a learner, i’m actively in my own process of discovering how to “come back to” / “return to” my body/self and i seek to co-create spaces where you may feel valued and enough as you are. by working from a Black feminist and liberation psychology theoretical orientation, i integrate interpersonal process and emotion focused therapy into how i attempt to co-create a space for you to feel that your experiences are heard and that you’re able to exist as you need to right now.
Hey, I'm Jeannette Mejia! Jeannette or J is fine with me. My pronouns are she/her and I'm a Black Dominican-American fat femme from Lawrence, MA. I'm a learner, fighter, builder, and emerging/baby writer who is committed to and passionate about co-creating a world free from all oppressions where all marginalized beings (esp. folks who are multiply marginalized) experience their inherent worth, love, care, softness and gentleness. One of the ways that I try to do this is through therapy, by joining folks wherever they are in their journey and walking with them as they are navigating the world. I aim to co-create a space where folks are able to feel seen, heard, cared for and can build or further agency and autonomy. I work from Black feminist-womanist, liberation psych, and interpersonal process theories informed by my understanding and embodied knowledge. I also work from the collective and generational healing knowledge that I've learned from and through community, family, and ancestors. I approach this work through a trauma-informed and social justice framework with deep love, care and commitment.