Matenyeh (she/her/hers) is a Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness graduate student at NYU Steinhart. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Mount St. Mary’s University.
Matenyeh has diverse experience working with children and emerging adults. She hopes to use this knowledge to assist individuals 14 – 23 in developing new skills to maneuver transitional periods, trauma, and ethnic and race-specific adversity. Matenyeh is passionate about helping ethnic minorities and other marginalized populations manage the multi-faceted experiences of hardship associated with those identities.
Matenyeh’s work will use an integrative therapy approach with concentrations of multicultural and existential counseling orientations. However, she uses a person-centered approach where each client’s needs are considered to determine the most appropriate and helpful strategies for them.
In her free time, Matenyeh loves reading historical fiction novels, watching East Asian television shows, exploring new places, and spending time with her loved ones.