Aesha (she/her/hers) earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has worked as a clinical social worker since 2013. During her MSW program, Aesha interned at the Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan. After graduating, she worked at the Corner Health Center as a clinical social worker and case manager specializing in pregnant and parenting adolescents. In 2016, Aesha joined Integrative Empowerment Group.
Aesha’s clinical interests include working with clients from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups, particularly those identifying as BIPOC and or LGBTQIA. She is committed to providing accessible and inclusive care, including helping clients receive gender-affirming care. In addition, she works with clients dealing with financial strains, academic and occupational challenges, ADHD and planning-related issues, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns (monogamous, non-monogamous, kink, etc.), health and wellness, and multicultural issues.
Aesha aims to understand how clients' multiple identities intersect and influence their lives. She strives to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients feel empowered to direct and tailor sessions to best fit their needs. Her therapeutic approach is shaped by feminist, multicultural, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Outside of the office, Aesha is a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education program at Michigan State University. She is working on her dissertation titled, “Centering Black faculty voices: A critical qualitative study of Black tenure-track faculty’s priorities and commitments at a selective research institution.” When she is not practicing therapy or amplifying the untold stories of Black faculty’s experiences, she can be found enjoying family time, snuggling with her rescue pup, Bailey, and exploring ways to practice self-care and self-love.