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Sue H. Bae, Ph.D. & Associates

About Advanced Doctoral Student Interns:

Omar Diaz, MA

Omar is currently in his fifth year at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he is working on his doctorate in clinical psychology. His externship at Sue H. Bae, Ph.D. & Associates marks his final year of training before his pre-doctoral internship in 2022.

Omar is from Hammond, Indiana and completed his B.S in Interdisciplinary Sciences- Physics at Purdue University West Lafayette, a M.S. in Human Services Counseling at Purdue University Calumet, and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Omar has experience working with medically underserved communities as his previous training positions functioned as community mental health centers.

When developing treatment goals and plans, Omar is committed to utilizing evidence-based therapies from the cognitive-behavioral perspective. Omar works to also include a Systems Integrated perspective, understanding that there are many facets influencing a person’s development and mental health. Omar believes the importance of building a collaborative client-therapist relationship is key in helping clients identify and build on their strengths in reaching their goals. Omar works to consider the role culture and the various systems plays in not only a person’s difficulties, but their strengths.

Omar’s clinical and research interests:

• Depressive Disorders

• Interpersonal skills

• Identity development

• Life transitions

• Self-Injury

• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

• Phobias

• Generalized Anxiety Disorder

• Social Anxiety

• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

• Family Systems Theory

• Social Emotional Development

• Issues of Diversity

• Group Psychology

• Evidence-Based Treatments

Stephanie Finné, MA

Stephanie is an advanced doctoral extern from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), she has her master’s degree in clinical psychology and is working towards obtaining her doctorate in clinical psychology. Stephanie has a wide range of experience working with individuals in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient psychotherapy in private practice, community based organizations, and primary care.

She has worked with individuals with diagnoses from adjustment disorders, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Stephanie has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families.

Stephanie’s therapeutic approach is integrative, collaborative, multi-culturally focused, and strengths-based. Stephanie believes that the therapeutic process is where clients have the ability to change and make decisions that are in accordance with one’s values. Stephanie enjoys incorporating physical, spiritual, emotional, systemic, and cultural perspectives into psychotherapy treatment.

Stephanie’s clinical and research interests:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Health Psychology
  • Diversity/Multiculturalism
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Strategic and Solution Focused Approaches

Aneeta Johnson, MA

Aneeta is an Advanced Doctoral Extern at Sue Bae Ph.D. and Associates. Aneeta received a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Aneeta’s previous experiences include both working in acute care facilities and outpatient settings. As a therapist, she has worked with individuals with a broad range of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. Most recently, she worked with adults and adolescents who struggled with complex trauma, substance abuse, self-harm behaviors, and suicidal/homicidal ideation.

Aneeta is dedicated to helping her clients develop skills that will enable them to lead a fulfilling life that is in alignment with their values. Her treatment philosophy emphasizes the importance of collaborative, respectable, caring, and trust-based therapeutic relationships. In addition to her training in cognitive-behavioral therapies, she practices a client-centered, integrative approach, recognizing that every client is different and deserves tailored treatment.

Aneeta offers a compassionate, nonjudgmental presence while bringing her own authentic identity to the therapy room. Her multi-cultural background allows her to understand the importance of examining the intersectionality of identity and will work with clients to find a deeper sense of belonging.

Aneeta’s clinical and research interests:

• Anxiety-related disorders

• Depression

• Trauma and PTSD

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

• Diversity

• Women’s Issues

• Acculturation Issues