Jerimi Vindua, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Pronouns: he/him/his

 

I am a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) within the University of Denver and am completing my final training year at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. I studied psychology and criminology at the University of California, Irvine and earned my master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver.

 

My previous training experiences primarily entailed working with folks aged between adolescence and mid-adulthood in academic settings. I saw clients from various walks of life who experienced mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, racism, intergenerational issues and other life stressors that are often exacerbated by – if not rooted in – systemic oppression. I also sought out additional training specifically with Asian/Asian American, LGBTQIA2S+, and neurodivergent populations in my practicums. Ultimately, I aim to decolonize the field of mental health through my work.

 

I value working collaboratively with clients to understand how their developing intersecting identities and personal histories come together to impact their emotional wellbeing. I empower my clients to take an active role in their treatment so they can reduce their psychological distress and explore their relationships with themselves (and others). From a trauma-informed perspective, I prioritize creating a supportive, transparent, and safe environment where my clients can intentionally experience the broad spectrum of thoughts and feelings that can feel daunting.

 

When I am not working, I am probably sketching, painting, or consuming media that eventually inspires my art – often anime related! I also enjoy hanging out with friends and family, caring for my plants, and listening to music.