Hi and welcome to the USF Counseling Center!
My name is Kabeel Dosani (she, her, hers) and I’m excited to be a new member of the CC team as a doctoral intern. My family is originally from India, and I was born and grew up in the Orlando, Florida area. I attended the University of Florida where I obtained my undergraduate degrees in psychology and anthropology. I went on to move to the big apple to pursue my doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Fordham University. While I love NYC (cliché, I know), it’s great to be closer to family and sunshine. In my personal time, I enjoy exploring Tampa, cooking, baking, puzzling, crafting, playing Animal Crossing with my nieces, and scrolling through Tik-Tok.
My approach to counseling is grounded in my background in advocacy, with a focus on maintaining a culturally and socio-politically-informed perspective of your needs and experiences. As a person-centered, feminist clinician, I prioritize building a collaborative relationship and fostering an affirming, non-judgmental environment for exploring yourself authentically and unapologetically. As we develop mutual trust and accountability, I incorporate additional theoretical approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and narrative therapy approaches, based on your individual needs. I aim to meet clients where they are and draw from their internal and external strengths to cultivate empowerment in the therapy process. In seeking to acknowledge and challenge historically oppressive practices within the field of psychology, I am particularly attuned to the power dynamics within the therapy room and aim to create a space for open communication and feedback. Moreover, I acknowledge you as the expert of your own story and would be humbled to be a part of your journey!
Clinical Interests: identity issues, adjustment concerns, race-related stress, familial/interpersonal issues, immigration-related stressors, body image concerns, academic and career challenges, depression, anxiety and stress management, grief/loss, social justice activism
Languages: English; conversational Spanish and Hindi
Affiliations: American Psychological Association [Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology; Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race], American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program