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The Internship Nest Team

Accepting adults, adolescents, and teens 

The Nest partners with the Mental Health Counseling Master's programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Texas A&M to provide counseling benefits to our clients and to counselors. 

KATYA RODIONOVA

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Katya is a practicum student pursuing her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional mission focuses on helping individuals struggling with the emotional complexities of depression, anxiety, trauma, and cancer. Her personal experience with cancer and other life adversities has encouraged her passion for offering support to those facing similar challenges. She aims to be a source of hope, strength, and resilience, guiding her clients toward healing and contentment.

 

Beyond her professional pursuits, Katya finds joy in leisurely walks with her dogs, spending quality time with her family, playing tennis, reading pop psychology and cognitive neuroscience books, and traveling. These hobbies not only enrich her life but also remind her of the importance of self-care and balance in the realm of mental health.

Highlights:

  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Looking to specialize in helping with depression, anxiety, trauma

  • Specialty in mental health through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery

SHARRIE WILLIAMS

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Highlights:

  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Looking to specialize in helping with Self-Worth, Stress Management, Anxiety, Women’s Issues

  • Culturally Sensitive (BIPOC) and Women's Issues

  • Focused on Teens, Family Conflict, Athletes, and Business Executives

Sharrie is a highly skilled communicator and mental health advocate. She is a 2nd year graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania in the School and Mental Health Counseling program.


Sharrie has experience in helping clients with self-esteem and self-worth and enjoys helping others reach their goals. She assists clients in identifying strengths and making meaning of difficult situations. Sharrie’s clinical interests include women’s issues, justice-oriented services,
relationships, and family conflict. With a Client-Centered and CBT approach, Sharrie provides a safe space built on empathy and empowerment. Sharrie looks forward to helping you create more joy in your life.

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PETE PARDO

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Pete brings positive energy, empathy, and authenticity to the counseling setting.  His views on mental health derive from his own life experiences. He is driven by his desire and passion to help those seeking mental health services. His approach to counseling is that of practicing accountability, compassion, and sincerity.

 

Pete’s background includes teaching psychology and sociology courses at the university level. He has a doctorate in educational leadership which has expanded his view on the importance of leadership. He believes that leadership is involved and essential in the therapeutic alliance and in the counseling process. In the clinical counseling setting, Pete encourages living in the here and now and employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a Client-Centered approach. 

Highlights:

  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling candidate at Texas A&M University

  • Specializing  in clients dealing with Stress Management and Coping Strategies, Anxiety and Depression, Trauma and PTSDGrief & Loss

  • Focused on Substance Abuse, and Men’s Health/Issues

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DANIELLIE MONCIVAIS

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Highlights:

  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling candidate at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

  • Looking to specialize in Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-centered Counseling

  • Focused on working with adolescents, individuals, and couples

Daniellie is a counseling intern. She received her Bachelors in Psychology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2017. She is currently getting her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Texas A&M University-Kingsville as well.

 

Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-centered are her preferred therapeutic approaches but she is open to pulling from a variety of modalities to best help clients. Being a Latina and first-generation college student are two identities that shape her viewpoint and she is excited to best use her experiences to guide and assist clients. She is willing and excited to work with adolescents, individuals, and couples during her internship.

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