Professors and Others in Academia
Academics experience unique professional, intellectual, and personal challenges unique to the academic setting and the rigors of their academic training. This can make it difficult to take advantage of therapy if they don’t believe the therapist understands their intellectual orientation or their need to critique the assumptions of therapy and theories therapists often rely on, etc.
Dr. Coco trained in comparative literature at UCLA before changing fields to clinical psychology. She worked with students, staff, and faculty in both a large state university and a highly selective liberal arts college, Reed College in Oregon. While at Reed, she also served as an assistant dean of student services, so she is well-versed in the academic world as well as the intellectual theories and trends in the humanities and social sciences, in particular.