A Schaad, Psy.D.
- Title: Embedded Clinical Therapist, Wooster
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have an integrative approach founded in interpersonal and feminist with a multicultural framework. I often incorporate DBT skills into session as well as other techniques that may benefit a student’s needs. I believe openness and direct communication are cornerstones of successful therapy and work to create that space with students. I am I follow an integrative approach to best fit students’ individual wants and needs. My theoretical orientation pulls from feminist and interpersonal conceptualization and employs Gestalt, CBT and DBT-informed practices. Approaches I take in therapy are trauma-informed and catered to the individual. I want to empower students, so I work to create a safe and brave space for individuals to be present and honest with their concerns. I am transparent with clients and I expect transparency in return for our relationship to lead to changes. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and we work together to make changes.
I enjoy working with folks undergoing major life transitions, which specifically attracted me to working with college students. So much happens in one's time at a university- in undergrad and graduate studies- and I am honored to be able to walk with people as they are working through the challenges that these transitions bring. I appreciate working with survivors of trauma and connecting individuals to the resources they need. I feel honored to work with folks as they explore their own intersecting identities and experience growth in their personal values and beliefs. I personally identify as an ally, advocate and activist and thus I also know the importance of a strong self-care practice to prevent burnout. Self-care is essential in my personal and professional life, and I work to promote self-care from a luxury to a priority in student’s lives. I aim to make coping skills accessible and personalized. I enjoy utilizing mindfulness and the power of the present moment in session. I often work with trauma, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ concerns, relationship concerns, self-esteem, assertiveness, substance use concerns and anything else the life of a student may bring.
Groups and Liaison Roles:
I am the Embedded Therapist in CFAES at the Wooster branch.
I attended THE Ohio State University for my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and received my doctorate degree from Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology.
My guilty pleasure is definitely drama t.v. shows. You name it, I’ve probably watched it. I spend a lot of time with my dogs and family, outdoors. I am relationship centered and my friendships or framily, as I call them, are also very important to me. I have really come to enjoy yoga practice and the connection of the body and the breath.