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Maya Williams, M.A., Ed.M

Doctoral Intern
Pronouns: she/her/hers

I appreciate that we all hold unique and diverse intersecting identities, which impact the process of coping and healing. My goal is to foster a collaborative environment that is based on authenticity, autonomy, and client empowerment.

Maya is a Doctoral Intern in Health Service Psychology at Vanderbilt University’s Counseling Center. She obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Teachers College, Columbia University and is currently completing her doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Maya has gained clinical experience with diverse client populations in various settings including alternative education, higher education, and community mental health. As a clinician, Maya integrates a strengths-based and Person-Centered approach to therapy rooted in a multicultural and feminist orientation. Her clinical interests include intersectional identity exploration, family and relational concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, and adjustment concerns. Outside of work, Maya enjoys reading, hiking, and having movie marathons with friends.