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PhD • Embedded Therapist for the Law School

Salvia completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Utah, her doctoral internship at Duke University, and a trauma-focused postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has a background in treating interpersonal, intergenerational, and identity-based trauma, assisting students in navigating high-stress academic programs, and working with eco-anxiety and eco-grief in relation to climate change. She also does research exploring how our social and cultural identities impact the relationships we develop with the natural environment, using a social and ecological justice lens.

Salvia is committed to providing trauma-informed, multicultural-oriented, and LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy. She utilizes an intersectional and relational framework in therapy and explores client concerns using a sociocultural and systemic lens.

Education

  • PhD: Counseling Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Trauma-Focus, University of California, Santa Cruz

Areas of interest

Interpersonal, intergenerational, and identity-based trauma; climate change and mental health; relational concerns; chronic stress; perfectionism; and open, polyamorous, and other non-traditional relationships.