Maha Baalbaki, Ph.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S), Marquette University (M.S.), Marquette University (Ph.D.)

Email: baalbakm@gvsu.edu

StrengthsFinder Top 5: Empathy, Relator, Learner, Harmony, Responsibility 

Approach to Therapy: I prioritize creating a safe environment for students to bring their full, authentic selves. I appreciate being able to support students as they explore who they are and become who they want to be. This journey often involves accepting emotions and acknowledging relational patterns while considering one’s identities, experiences, and contexts. It is my belief that when students offer their expertise of their experiences and I bring my expertise in mental health, together we can create lasting change.

Campus and Community Involvement:

  • Various committees related to student wellness and mental health

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Underserved/Underrepresented Populations, especially Students of Color
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
  • Identity Development

Self-Care:

  • Spending time with my family
  • Naps
  • Working out
  • Saving money

Fun Fact/s:

  • I know all of the words to the movies The Sandlot and Friday and find ways to insert quotable moments into my daily life.