Paul Ching, PhD

Paul Ching, PhD

Masters Level Intern - Counselor Education

After receiving a PhD in American Culture at the University of Michigan, I came to the University of Minnesota to support graduate students and faculty members in their professional development needs, most often collaborating with them to improve their teaching. I became more interested in mental health when I recognized the toll that working harder and ignoring the accumulation of stress and anxiety could have on both myself and the people that I served. Athletes know that overtraining can lead to long-term injury, but too many others do not consider the cumulative effects of stress and other pressures that can lead to similar long-term problems.

I decided to go back to graduate school at the University of Minnesota’s counselor education program to help all individuals, couples and families understand the connection between their minds and their bodies and take a more holistic approach to improving their mental health.
While I enjoy working with all identities, I particularly like working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations. I am committed to social justice and believe that my practice in mental health is an extension of such work.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running and baking.

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