My name is Numra Yaqub and I am a Mental Health Counselor at the USF Counseling Center. I am originally from New Jersey, moved to Pennsylvania to obtain my Master's degree at Lehigh University, and moved to Florida two years ago for a job opportunity. And now I have decided to stay in the Sunshine State indefinitely. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling, and aspire to one day go on a world tour.
While I was obtaining my Master's degree, I completed my internship at Kutztown University's Counseling Center where I had the opportunity to work with college students. It had been one of the most invigorating experiences for me as I worked with a culturally diverse student population. As you embark on your journey as college students, you may encounter academic, interpersonal, familial challenges and hardships that may require additional support. This may even involve finding a balance between academic, professional, and family life. As a counselor, I can help you navigate through those challenges by helping you build on your strengths, resiliency, and assisting you in becoming well-equipped to utilize your coping skills. My approach to therapy is Solution-Focused with an emphasis on Strengths-Based Interventions, which primarily focuses more on identifying internal strengths and resourcefulness. I also apply Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as I have had experience in providing trauma counseling to children, adolescents, and adults who have been exposed to domestic violence as well as worked with survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I also integrate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy into my approach.
Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include Individual and Couples Therapy; Multicultural Counseling; Trauma Counseling; Bereavement; Depression and Anxiety
Approach to Supervision/Training: Competency Based Supervision Model
Languages: Fluent in English and Urdu
Affiliations & Roles: Member of the Committee of Professional Development at the USF Counseling Center.