Get to Know Dorcas Roberts, PsyM (She|Her)
Dorcas Roberts, she/her, is a full-time psychology Intern located at the UC CAPS Calhoun location. She is undertaking her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, OH, with a master’s in clinical psychology. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies at the University of Bolton, United Kingdom and a bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK. She uses person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural approaches in her clinical work. Dorcas aims to provide a safe space marked by warmth to enable clients to share their stories, joys, and challenges. She believes that one’s life experiences are shaped by complex interactions between their different cultural and diversity variables. Thus, she strives to create an atmosphere where clients can share their authentic selves and feel empowered to create change in their own lives and their communities.
What I do to take care of myself after a challenging day/time/situation: enjoy good food, listen to Afrobeats and dance around, watch Netflix/Disney+ with my kids, and go for walks.
Coping skills I recommend to clients that I actually use myself: mindfulness, taking care of my physical health, and using positive affirmations to challenge negative thoughts/thinking
Something I like about myself: my warmth and easy-going nature.