Maame Esi (Missy) Coleman, M.A.
Clinical work supervised by Robert Carter, Ph.D.
Group work (Women of Color) supervised by Esther Wright, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (in progress)
- M.A., Counseling Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
- B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I approach therapy from a feminist-multicultural perspective, in that I believe it is important to address systems of power and oppression, as well as sociocultural factors and identities in fully understanding a client and their presenting concerns/diagnoses. I greatly enjoy conducting community outreach and interventions for underserved/underrepresented populations, and also have clinical interests in group therapy and trauma-informed therapy.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
I strongly believe that social justice is about a conscious focus on respect of and for all people, as well as a strife towards a society where resources and power are equitably distributed among individuals and groups. I also fully embrace diversity in all spaces, and recognize the importance of representation of all identities, particularly marginalized identities, in all spaces. Our world is a beautiful place because we are all different, and these differences ought to be celebrated and welcomed.
I enjoy watching soccer, especially the English Premier League (go Chelsea!!) trying new foods, traveling, reading and watching period pieces (I am slightly obsessed with 14-18th century Europe). A conversation with any or ALL of these interests will keep me hooked for hours!