Suman Mann, QMHP, MA
Pronouns: she, her, hers
I am a third-year student in an Adult emphasis of a PsyD Clinical Psychology program at Pacific University; I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with a Minor in Addiction Treatment Services) from the University of Nevada, Reno. I work to be a culturally competent, equity- and liberation-focused clinical psychologist. I am learning to practice as a social-justice-focused clinician and believe in meeting clients where they are at in order to best support them. I have found Psychodynamic, Liberation Psychology, Compassion-Focused, and trauma-informed approaches to fit best with my therapeutic style and the populations I have served. I am open and willing to consider ‘alternative’ interventions to assist clients with their needs and preferences. I strive to create a safe space for clients, taking a non-judgemental and empathetic approach. I view therapy as a collaborative relationship with the strength and wisdom rooted within the client.
Areas of professional development:
-Identity development & exploration with minoritized racial-ethnic, sexual, and gender identities, who are finding ways to cope with the impact of minority stress, systemic oppression, and interpersonal as well as intergenerational trauma
-Works to find effective ways of helping trauma-exposed, culturally diverse communities experiencing mental health and substance use concerns, particularly healing approaches that honor a person’s worldview, cultural context, and practices
I see clients within the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP); my supervisor and clinical director in the IOP program is Dr. Erica Aten.