I’m Ursula. I am a Licensed Social Worker at the Counseling Center Group and have received formal training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with transitions associated with adulthood, however, I see all ages 13+. Other specialties of mine include anxiety/depression, suicidality and self harming, trauma, immigrants/multiculturalism. At CCG, I use an ecological perspective in my therapeutic practice emphasizing that there are a range of factors that impact our mental health and well-being.
As a second generation Croatian-American, I have both academic, work, and personal experience regarding how one’s cultural background, specifically amongst the second-generation population, influences one’s mental health. From my experience, there has not been adequate support or resources provided for this population, which is something I am eager to provide and am passionate about focusing on.
I have experience working in three very different mental health settings, an inpatient unit, a city health department, and currently at a private practice, in which I have worked with a wide variety of clients. With my background in multiple disciplines: public health, psychology, and social work, I incorporate my knowledge and experience from all three disciplines in my work.
As a double major in public health and psychology in undergrad, I have always been interested in the intersection between population-level and individual health and how the interaction between societal factors and the individual influence mental health and wellbeing. After studying clinical psychology while abroad in Europe and gaining work experience in a variety of different health settings, I realized that being a therapist was the path that brought me the most joy and fulfillment.
That was a little bit about me, I hope to get to know a little bit about you! If my experience and my specialities resonated with you, please do not hesitate to reach out.