Hello! My name is Haley Bell, and I'm a third year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at UNL. My research interests include the wellbeing of sexual and gender minority populations, counseling processes, and low-income students' experiences of college. In my free time, I like to play fetch with my yellow lab, Paige, and go for runs.
Howdy! My name is Meg Credit, and I am a first-year graduate student in the master’s program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research interests include interpersonal relationships, community-level approaches to increase well-being and resilience, and identity development among the LGBTQIA+ population. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, cooking and baking fun foods, and attending local music events.
Hello! My name is Alex Farquhar-Leicester, and I am a Queer first-year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My academic and research interests include individual and contextual factors that contribute to the well-being and resiliency of LGBTQIA+ children and adults. I am also interested in online LGBTQIA+ networks and communities, the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Outside of academia, I enjoy reading and writing poetry, competing as a regional CrossFit athlete, outdoor adventures, and snuggling with my new dog, Happy.
Hi! My name is Madeline, and I am a first year Masters student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research interests include trauma and its affect on sexual embodiment, trauma informed group therapies and the personal and community impacts of gender affirming psychological interventions. In my free time, I love adventuring with my dog Thelma, running and spending time with my family.
Hi! My name is Melissa LaRosa, and I am a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at UNL. My research interests include experiences of sexual assault and objectification, the well-being of sexual and gender minority populations, and posttraumatic growth. Outside of academia, I enjoy spending time outdoors and reading.
Hi! My name is Sonia Lindner, and I am a second year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research interests include gender identity development, embodied approaches to treatment, and the well-being of marginalized populations at both the individual and community levels. When I'm not in the lab, you'll find me enjoying local performing arts, practicing yoga, or baking pies.
Hi! My name is Emily, and I am a second year student in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at UNL. My research interests include social identity development, social minority status, and their contributions to mental health and well-being. I am also interested in exploring different methodological approaches, including intersectional and qualitative research. I like to spend my free time outdoors, or involved in various creative pursuits like making clothing or needle art.
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My name is Kendal Cassidy, and I am a fourth year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. My research interests include studying factors of well-being and how to increase it in a therapeutic setting. I also research positive psychology interventions. I hope to contribute research that is accessible and impactful for a variety of settings and people. My professional goal is to teach and provide therapy for underprivileged groups. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my Boston Terriers and spending time with family.
I graduated with my doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2018. My professional interests include self-compassion, burnout, mindfulness, adult attachment, couples issues, and gender. Outside of my academic pursuits, I like to spend my time on DIY projects around the house, reading classic literature, and generally enjoying the outdoors.