Nayely Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Staff Psychologist

Indiana license#: 20043717A

I am originally from Joliet, Illinois and was raised in a Spanish-speaking immigrant family with my parents and two younger siblings. I was a first-generation college student and received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Ripon College in Wisconsin. I moved to Indiana to begin my Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. I have worked primarily with college students and older adults providing treatment in English and Spanish, reflecting my commitment to accessibility and inclusivity. I came to the UCC in 2021 as a predoctoral intern and accepted a position with the university in 2022.

Clinically, I work from an integrated approach that incorporates person-centered, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, multicultural, and interpersonal perspectives. I view therapy and healing as a journey, helping clients to cultivate personal authenticity, forge meaningful connections, and create a profound relationship with both oneself and others. I perceive the therapeutic relationship as the foundation for fostering transformation and individual growth. My aim is to establish a therapeutic partnership characterized by safety, collaboration, warmth, and empowerment – a space that resonates with all clients. My clinical scope encompasses a wide range of areas, addressing numerous concerns frequently brought to counseling by college students. My professional interests include multicultural counseling; bilingual therapy (English and Spanish); Latino/a/x mental health; substance use, identity exploration and development; adjustment concerns; interpersonal relationships; family dynamics; counseling with first-generation college students.

In my free time, I enjoy cuddling with my cats, spending time with my spouse, makeup, and traveling around the U.S.

Supervision Style

I adopt a developmental and collaborative style in my approach to supervision. I embrace a person-centered perspective and endeavor to offer a blend of encouragement and constructive feedback, all aimed at fostering the supervisee's evolution as a clinician. My primary objective during supervision is to nurture the supervisee's distinct therapeutic style and career objectives. I strive to establish a rapport that cultivates a secure and open space for supervisees to express themselves, enabling us to collaboratively pursue objectives as a unified team.