Ushana Persaud is currently working towards her Masters of Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University with a concentration in Clinical Social Work. Ushana has a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science, only changing her major after studying abroad in Ukraine and Moldova, where she worked alongside social workers in developing the life quality of individuals residing in rural villages. From that moment, she knew she wanted to be a social worker. She is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2023 and plans to pursue her Doctorate of Social Work while working with children and youth in a clinical setting. Ushana is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and has experience working with adolescents in school settings. Ushana has experience assisting in clinical research for mental health, particularly immigrant youth.She hopes to use her knowledge, skills and experience to create a safe environment where clients are able to feel confident in expressing their thoughts and feelings.
Ushana strives to ensure the client is successful in their goals. She understands the importance of listening to the clients and building a therapeutic relationship. Ushana maintains a cultural framework within her practice and understands the importance of a client’s cultural background and hopes to foster an inclusive experience.