Ava Weber is a second-year Clinical Psychology Master’s student at Western Carolina University. Her current research focuses on parenting strategies and children’s social-cognitive skills. She has experience working in an adult group home, where she provided physical and psychological care for residents with intellectual and neurological disorders. Her other interests include anxiety, depression, women’s health, domestic abuse, and family dynamics. She has special interest in using attachment theory to guide treatment for relationship issues.
Ava received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She applies neuroscience to her studies in psychology and believes it is important to integrate a biological perspective when treating mental disorders.
Her goal as a clinician is to provide clients with helpful skills that manifest confidence, individuality, and self-efficacy in individuals. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) but adapts to a client’s specific needs and expectations. Techniques from dialectical behavior theory (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and person-centered therapy are also incorporated to create a well-rounded approach.
In her free time, Ava enjoys traveling, spending time with her german shepherd puppy, and visiting family and friends back in Michigan!