Keya Wiggins, Ph.D.
As one of the newest members of the Counseling and Wellness Services team, I am excited to begin working with the UWF community. My professional interests include issues related to diversity, Black psychology, racism and the African American psyche, and the impact of oppression on marginalized populations. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master's degree in Community Agency Counseling from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University.
Prior to coming to UWF, my clinical experiences included college counseling, community agency, and residential settings. I found my niche in college counseling, and I feel energized when working with students. My approach to clinical work is very egalitarian. I view clients as the expert in their own experiences, and I assist them in making sense of their interpretations of those experiences with the use of theory and techniques. My primary theory of choice is Adlerian, but I also incorporate interpersonal, object relations, and Rogerian concepts. This means that I often encourage clients to discuss issues related to their relationships, family of origin, and individual lifestyle. It is my goal to assist clients in gaining the insight that they need to promote change