Welcome to Edgewood College’s Personal Counseling Services! My name is Nancy Herrera, and I am thrilled to be one of this year’s Practicum Clinicians. I am a fourth-year Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally I am from Southern California, but moved to Madison in 2012 to pursue my Masters and subsequent Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
I feel both excited and honored to be at Edgewood, as my passion and commitment is in aiding in the mental health and persistence of diverse and underserved students. Although I consider myself a generalist and enjoy working with all types of students and presenting concerns, my largest areas of interest include: trauma work, worries regarding immigration or documentation status, Cultural and diversity-related concerns, relationship and familial struggles, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
I strive to provide a welcoming therapeutic space where individuals feel honored, heard, and validated. As life circumstances are experienced differently, I feel that incorporating techniques from various therapy styles can aid in student healing and growth. At the same time, a focus of my work is aimed to help students understand how past experiences impacts their present, specifically in students views of themselves, others, and the world.
In my spare time I enjoy training for half marathons, cooking, spending time with my pets—Bonifacio and Pablo--, and enjoying quality time with my loved ones.