Avery Pojda Morrison, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am a doctoral candidate at Alliant International University (CSPP) completing my final training year at Hopkins Counseling Center. I also hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. My past practicum sites have been in a crisis house, a substance abuse residential facility for veterans, and a vocational training school. I’ve worked with individuals who struggle with mental health including, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Aside from my practicums, I have also worked with populations who struggle with disorders such as, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorder. I have experience with individual therapy, group therapy on topics such as healthy relationships, substance use, conducted psychological assessments, how to manage emotions (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and open process groups.

Over the past few years, I have enjoyed working with adolescents and adults from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, however I like to meet my clients where they are and incorporate the most helpful therapy based on the client’s presenting problems. My objective is to foster a safe, supportive, and empowering environment in which clients can freely explore current stressors and fears, as well as discussing accomplishments and successes.

Outside work, I enjoy reading, watching psychological thrillers, trying new restaurants, yoga/Pilates spending time with my family, friends, and my two dogs.