Eryn DeLaney, M.S., M.Ed.
Clinical work supervised by Robert Carter, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University (in progress)
- M.S., Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
- M.Ed., Counseling Psychology with emphasis in Sport Psychology, University of Missouri
- B.S., Psychology, University of Georgia
- B.A., Sociology, University of Georgia
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
My approach to therapy is heavily influenced by an integrative theoretical approach with an emphasis in exploring how the different dimensions of identity, systems of power and oppression, and culture influence an individual’s perception and well-being. My integrative approach mainly consists of interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy, which allows for me to conduct person-in-context and strengths-based interventions.
My professional interests: Intersectionality and diversity, marginalized populations, trauma, identity exploration, interpersonal/relationship concerns, athletic performance/ mental health.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
Honoring diversity and social justice are paramount to the intersecting identities that I hold in this world and to my clinical work. As a Black clinician, addressing and valuing diversity and multiculturalism is an integral part of my therapeutic process. It is also an important part of my person-centered and empowerment-focused work to take into account how an individual’s cultural values, intersecting identities, and/or cultural experiences inform their presenting concerns and coping mechanisms. In my clinical work with clients with a myriad of presenting concerns, processing experiences pertaining to culture and identity are not incompatible with therapeutic intervention. Therefore, I strive to maintain cultural humility with clients and to use culturally relevant interventions, which allows me to address the needs of diverse populations.
Things I love: exercising, watching tv and documentaries, spending time with friends and family, eating delicious food, listening to music, and laughing.