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Cougar Health Services Staff Bio

Alyna Ohanian Huennekens, Ph.D.

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Education and Clinical Training:
B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University (2009)
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University (2013)
Ph.D. in Integrated Clinical/Counseling Psychology from University of South Alabama (2018)
Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology at University of Texas at Dallas (2017-2018)
Postdoctoral training at Southern Methodist University (2018-2019)

Areas of Interest:
Theoretical Orientation: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT); Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational-Cultural Therapy

Clinical Interests: First-generation students, spiritual/religious diversity, LGBTQ+ identity development, chronic health issues and disabilities, mindfulness and mind/body work, sex positive therapy, anxiety and phobias, healthy relationships, expressive arts

Personal Interests: Vintage shopping and thrifting, making art (drawing, painting, diy d├ęcor), mechanics (engines, space technology, classic cars), drumming, hiking