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Becca Patterson Walczak, Psy.D.

Therapeutic style:

I consider my style to be integrative, rooted in trauma-informed and interpersonal frameworks. I frequently utilize cognitive, DBT, person-centered, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing interventions that can be adapted to a student’s needs. I want to work collaboratively with students to achieve their goals in an environment that feels safe and open. I strive to create an affirming and empowering space that values all pieces of a student’s identity.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include, but are not limited to, disordered eating and body image difficulties, relationship concerns, mood and anxiety difficulties, perfectionism, family of origin issues, LGBTQ+ identity and identity formation, and relationship concerns.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am excited to be co-facilitating the Eating and Body Image Concerns group.

Educational Background:

I earned my Bachelor of Science in psychology the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH and received my Master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Bowling Green State University’s Counseling Center.

Personal Interests:

When I’m not at work I enjoy reading, video games, watching movies (especially horror and thrillers), Dungeons & Dragons, or (most likely) watching reality TV. I also enjoy listening to and discussing Taylor Swift.

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This clinician is currently under clinical supervision.  The supervisor of record is Ven Palmieri, PhD, and their license number is P. 08463.