B.A. in Psychology — Boston University
After receiving her B.A. in Psychology from Boston University, Ms. Cunningham attended The Family Institute at Northwestern University for her M.A. in Counseling, specialising in working with children and adolescents. She worked as a Youth and Family Counselor at Youth and Opportunity United in Evanston, IL prior to returning to The Family Institute as a Postgraduate Fellow. Along with children and adolescents, Ms. Cunningham also works with individuals, couples and families. She specializes in working with people of color, with particular attention to youth and women of color.
Ms. Cunningham's therapeutic approach is eclectic, including a mix of modalities attuning to her clients and their needs. Her therapeutic work is centered upon cultural humility and empathy, and she believes a strong therapeutic alliance is integral to successful treatment. Overall, Ms. Cunningham's therapeutic work is highly collaborative and she works diligently to help her clients achieve wellness.
Ms. Cunningham is also a Research Assistant for Dr. Erika Lawrence, Director of Transational Science at The Family Institute, in her Violence Intervention Project lab.