Brenda Hawks, Ph.D

Dr. Hawks, the director of the Center, received her undergraduate degree from University of Virginia and her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University.  A licensed psychologist, she has worked as a faculty member and as a clinician at several colleges and has published and presented on college mental health, diversity, and career development.  Her therapeutic style is active and focuses on developing a collaborative, culturally-sensitive relationship where students can gain insight, make changes, and move closer to pursuing their most meaningful life.  Dr. Hawks’ clinical interests include working with grief, depression, the mind-body connection, and the career and developmental concerns of marginalized groups.  In her free time, Dr. Hawks enjoys telling stories, gardening, and dancing.

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