Anna Hope Ph.D.

she/her/hers

  • Associate Director
Anna Hope, Ph.D.

Professional/Clinical Interests:

  • Psychological health and well-being
  • Interpersonal concerns/relationships
  • Identity development
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • First generation students
  • International students
  • Frances Perkins scholars

What clients may notice about my therapeutic style:

Students I work with tell me they experience me as genuine and caring, gentle yet firm, and always ready to share a good laugh. I strive to strike a balance between support and challenge, trusting in you as the expert in your life and using what I may know about theory, relationships, identity, mind/body connections, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc., to help you make positive changes and live more authentically. I believe that it is important to understand the concerns that bring you to counseling in the context of your relationship/family/academic/work history and the intersection of your identities with sociopolitical factors. I tend to check in frequently to see if we are focusing on the right things, and invite you to let me know whether the observations and suggestions I make are the right fit for you and your life.

Campus Liaison Roles, Outreach Positions and Departmental Responsibilities:

Member of the First Generation Network

When I’m not at work...

I enjoy reading with a cat on my lap, being outside, refinishing furniture, cooking/baking, and spending time with family.

Education

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University (counseling psychology)
  • M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University (school psychology)
  • B.A., State University of New York, College at Geneseo (psychology, minor: studio art))
  • Trained in college counseling at Michigan State University, Tufts University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, and The University of Massachusetts-Amherst