Areeba Munir, B.S.

I recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.S in psychology and minor in neuroscience. Currently, I am a student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology obtaining a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Several facets of the field interest me, specifically neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapy. During my gap year, I chose to explore neurobehavioral therapy at AFG Guidance Center under the supervision of Dr. Elena Labkovsky. Studying the relationship between the brain’s physiological functions and how they impact us psychologically is crucial to understanding the mind-body connection. I have found that neurobehavioral therapy is an excellent option for adolescents and adults that are looking to find a medication and talk free treatment plan; working with EEG-based assessments allows for results to be quantified while also monitoring changes in the brain.

Aside from my work as a Neurobehavioral Therapy Technician, I also volunteer at Step Up for Mental Health in Chicago as a Peer Support Facilitator to offer a listening ear to those that may not have access to mental health resources. This has allowed me to closely work with diverse populations in Chicago to provide mental health support while utilizing grants to provide for basic necessities. I also have volunteer experience at Light of Loving Kindness in Chicago in which I analyze data from before and after surveys of their programs to observe whether individuals found the programs to be beneficial for their mental health.

I am thrilled to work with the AFG team, as everyone around me is exceptionally knowledgeable and highly skilled in individualizing neurobehavioral therapy to our clients. With my experience in the mental health field, education specific to psychology and neuroscience, and ability to connect with individuals, I hope to provide an effective therapy approach to my clients.