Michella Conrad, M.Ed, Doctoral Candidate

I am dedicated to providing comprehensive psychological evaluation through a collaborative and integrative approach being mindful of multicultural variables with a lens of anti-racist/liberation-based, neurodiverse/LGBTQ+ affirming, and sex/body-positivity. I believe that perceiving everyone as
a complete being is a vital first step in an evaluation. I aim to create a safe space, tailor testing to the individual, and adapt the evaluation to the examinee’s needs through several strategies. It is important to recognize the links between emotions, thoughts, bodily experiences, and spiritual beliefs (if any, none are
required) to increase self-awareness, self-worth, self-love, and self-acceptance. Good rapport encourages healing and effective testing. With this in mind, my overall approach to an evaluation is joyfully engaged and comprehensive. I welcome all humans, regardless of their background. 

I am pursuing a Clinical Doctorate of Psychology at California Southern University and am in the program’s final year(s). My doctoral project culminates in intergroup aggression among females and its effects on mental health. Throughout my academic and professional career, my major interests have been servant leadership, art, psychology, and education. I value altruism and have completed four AmeriCorps volunteer service programs, for which I earned a silver level Presidential Volunteer Service Award. I received a BA in Art/Psychology from the University of Houston and have training in multidisciplinary visual art. I received a Master of Education from Sul Ross University and am a licensed educational diagnostician, psychometrician, and educator in Texas and New Mexico. For the last 13 years, I have served in various capacities within the K-12 school system. My most recent assessment experience covers intellectual impairment, diverse learning disabilities, giftedness, and autism in the K-12 sphere, community, and private psychological practices.