Supriya Poonati, Psy.D. received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Siena College and her masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg, IL. Supriya has had a diverse blend of experiences in the mental health field, including community mental health, private practice, residential treatment, therapeutic day school, homeless shelter, and psychiatric inpatient hospital settings. Supriya values working with multicultural populations and is particularly drawn toward working with young adults who are interested in better understanding their strengths and challenges related to ethnic and gender identity, intimacy, relationships, spirituality, and exploring their ideas about their place in the world. She believes the counseling relationship can be a rich experience that helps foster success outside of the counseling room. Supriya is excited to join the Union team as a postdoctoral clinician for the 2015-2016 academic year.