Peter Hauge Bio

Peter Hauge, M.A.
Psychology Intern, Supervised by Nancy Welch, Ph.D.
Personal Statement:
I was born and raised in New Jersey, and so I am still adjusting to living in the South, but I am loving it so far! I view college as an exciting but often difficult and frightening time of transition and personal growth. As a therapist, I enjoy helping to facilitate this growth process and helping students who find themselves “stuck” or struggling as they navigate their college experience.
Academic Training:
B.A. Psychology, B.A. Communication, University of Delaware
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service (In Progress)
Areas of Special Interest:
Working with student athletes, mindfulness-based interventions, group therapy, men’s issues/masculinity, general and performance anxiety, relationship issues.
Theoretical Orientation:
I work primarily from an interpersonal/psychodynamic perspective, with the goal of providing a safe space where students can acknowledge and express difficult parts of themselves and their lives in the context of a warm relationship. My major aim is validation: I want my students to experience the sense that their struggles and fears are real, valid, and permitted, rather than judged or rejected. In this context, students can then work toward building a greater understanding of what underlies their issues and what sorts of things they can try differently. I often work with students to explore how their personal struggles and relationship patterns show up during therapy, and then help students to explore changes they might make that build on their existing strengths or create new ones. I also frequently use mindfulness techniques to help students develop a more calm, present relationship with themselves and the world.

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