Olivia McDonald-James, MSW, LSW

Title
TigerWell Outreach Counselor
Office Phone
Office
Holder Hall, Room B44
Bio/Description

Education

Columbia University, MSW

Rutgers University, B.A.

Certification

Licensed Social Worker (Pennsylvania)

Licensed Master Social Worker (New York)

Licensed Social Worker (New Jersey, Anticipated)

Bio

In my role as a TigerWell Outreach Counselor, my goal is to provide students with the space to deeply explore the constellations of their lives. I seek to create a therapeutic relationship that is non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, and attuned to students’ unique needs. In addition to drop-in hours and one-to-one counseling, I collaborate with campus partners such as the Carl A Fields Center, the SHARE office and the GSRC to provide needed programming and workshops. I practice from a holistic perspective that is rooted in the concept of self-love as radical resistance. My values are informed by intersectionality and critical race theory and an appreciation of the ways that structural oppression affects mental health.

Professional Interest
Diversity and inclusion
First-generation student experience
Gender affirming care
Identity
LGBTQIA+ experiences
Mind/Body health
Outreach
Racial/cultural identity
Relationships
Trauma