My name is Zayna Vincent (she/her/hers) and I am a current Marriage and Family Counseling student pursuing my Master’s degree at the University of Florida. I have previously received my Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University. My current clinical experience includes working with adolescents and their families in a school setting, engaging in play therapy with children, and providing academic services to college students as an advisor. As a first-generation student, I am passionate about social justice issues, providing accessible resources to underrepresented communities, and advocating for individuals to have a safe space. As a counselor, I am interested in working with all individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. My approach to counseling is systematic and includes the following modalities: Person- Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT). I believe that awareness and multiculturalism are important factors within counseling and gaining insight into the various factors that contribute to stressors can be a powerful tool. My goal as a counselor is to provide clients with a space that enhances their healing journey, express themselves with no judgment, and for clients to take on the expert role with in counseling. Outside of counseling and school, I enjoy reading, traveling back home to Miami, catching up on sleep, and trying new restaurants around Gainesville (recommendations are welcomed). I am excited to step into this role, working with and learning from clients.