Eating Disorders in Women of Color
LGBTQIA+ and NB Affirming Counseling
Trauma (intimate partner violence, racism, historical, abuse, etc..)
Education and License
Associate Clinical Social Worker #92431
Masters of Social Work, Clinical Social Work
Portland State University
Masters of Arts, Cognitive Psychology and Program Evaluation - Claremont Graduate University
Bachelors of Arts, Intensive Psychology
University of California Santa Cruz
Workshops and Presentations
Roy, J, Oakerson, C, Flynn, C. (2020, November). The Climate Crisis an Intersection of Social Injustice. California Society for Clinical Social Work, San Diego, CA.
Roy, J (2020, April). Emotion Regulation. Emerging Leaders Institute at Mira Costa Community College Mental Health Counseling Services, San Diego, CA.
Roy, J (2019, June). Nominated Student Speaker. Portland State University’s Masters in Social Work Student Led Graduation Ceremony. Portland, OR.
Roy, J (2018, May). Refusing the Discourse of Diversity within the Neoliberal University. Students of Color Symposium at Portland State University. Portland, OR.
Roy, J (2018, May). Addressing College Burnout for Students of Color and What Allies Can Do To Help. Culturally Responsive Symposium at Portland State University. Portland, OR.
Roy, J., (2016, Oct). Emotion Regulation Strategies. Cognitive Karate and Other Facets of Personal Growth, Berkeley, CA.
Roy, J., Finney, E., Davis, T. S., (2015, Feb). Feeling Bad When I Should be Feeling Good: Heightened negative emotions in positive contexts among individuals with a history of non-suicidal self-injury. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Emotion Pre-Conference, Long Beach, CA.
Roy, J., Shallcross, A., Mauss, I. (2014, Feb). Mechanisms Underlying Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Emotion Pre-Conference, Austin, TX.
Roy, J., Oberdorfer, K., Davis, T. S. (2014, Nov). Best practices for treating self-injury in crisis counseling for internships. Crisis Support Services of Alameda County. Oakland, CA.
Work, Internship, Volunteer
Mental Health Counseling Associate for Mira Costa College 2019-current
Mentor with the California Society for Clinical Social Workers 2019-current
Counselor for William Temple House 2018 -2019
Navigator for The YWCA at the Gateway Center 2018
Graduate Assistant for Asian and Pacific Islander Student Services at Diversity and Multicultural Student Services, Portland State University 2017-2019
Manager, Haas School of Business 2015- 2016
Cognitive Science Instructor, California College of the Arts 2015- 2016
Manager and Research Associate, University of California Berkeley 2013- 2015
Evaluation Consultant, Student Mentor 2011
Research Assistant, Claremont Graduate University 2009-2011
Research Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz 2009-2011
Like most journeys, my way to Kanti Mental Health & Well-Being had its ups and downs but everything in my life has lead me to here. When you are privileged and fortunate enough to have a career that embodies your values and passion, you put everything you have, learned, unlearned, and more into it. Here's a bit about me and my journey-
I was initially drawn to cognitive psychology because I was curious about the relationship between our physical well-being and our emotional well-being. Through my 6 years studying cognitive psychology and over 8 years of experience in research I have developed a strong foundation in biology, neuroscience, affective science, and cognition. But something was missing. Topically, I loved learning about the mind-body-heart connection however, I was left with a thirst of wanting to know how to apply this in a way that takes in account power, privilege, and oppression because the human experience (and biological one) is situated in a very complex social-cultural structure. Growing up as a South Asian Woman in mostly white-dominated spaces, I knew from lived experience that how we experience society impacts our well-being as much as our biology, and most importantly there is a relationship between the two. In my experience, much of psychology was devoid of discussions of power, privilege, and oppression. We also place a high premium one being "objective" or value neutral in our research however as humans I believe it is almost impossible to do. I needed a space where I could integrate the micro-level work of looking at cognition, emotions, biology as well as the social, cultural, and political features that surround our experience. Luckily, I found Social Work as a field that is explicitly NOT value neutral and highlights social justice, diversity, and equity. However, I learned that although we highlight these values, how they are embodied and held accountable is not consistent. There is definitely work to be done.
I have spent the last 4 years focusing on environmental justice and anti-racism efforts by engaging in advocacy and providing trainings. I'm also proud to work as a mental health counselor at Mira Costa College with a diverse, equity-minded staff, and excellent clinical training centered around cultural humility, trauma-informed, and humanistic approaches.
From this, you can probably glean that social justice principles and practices are central tenants to any and everything that I do. I believe how we do our work is just as important as the work we do. If you are interested in learning more about me, my services, and experience please reach out.
Thank you for reading this!