Dr. Mander is a clinical psychologist focusing on the diverse needs of individuals in the community. She holds a clinical license issued by the state of Illinois. Her approach begins with cultural humility and meeting a client where they are. She understands the complex nature of identity, cultural impact, and the impact of societal structures and expectations on the development and life experience of individuals. Dr. Mander focuses on the whole person and working with a client to achieve maximum growth in all aspects of their lives. Psychotherapy is a relationship based on trust and respect. Dr. Mander believes in valuing each individual’s journey in life moving towards more fulfilling relationships and life. She values the cultural, spiritual, and unique experience of each client while addressing goals mutually agreed upon by both the client and therapist.
Dr. Mander has experience working with many areas, such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulty, identity development, minority communities, racial identity, and career & leadership. She also has experience with psychological assessment and diagnosis. Dr. Mander has also worked with learning disabilities and has served as a consultant to school districts.
She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL.