Aesha earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has been working as a clinical social worker since 2013. Prior to Integrative Empowerment, she worked at the Corner Health Center as a clinical social worker and case manager, specializing in pregnant and parenting adolescents.
Aesha’s clinical interests include clients working through financial strains, academic and occupational challenges, ADHD and planning related issues, depression, anxiety, stress, LGBTQIA issues, relationship concerns (monogamous, non-monogamous, kink), eating disorder and body image concerns, and cross-cultural/multicultural issues. She has a particular interest working with individuals from traditionally marginalized and underserved communities.
She aims to understand how clients’ multiple identities intersect and influence their lives. Aesha strives to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship in which the client feels empowered to direct and tailor sessions to best fit their needs. Her therapeutic approach includes utilizing techniques from feminist, multicultural, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Outside of the office, Aesha is a PhD student in Higher Education at Michigan State University. Her research interests explore higher education’s role in promoting students to develop a propensity toward civic engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion.