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Kamela Qirjo, Counseling Student

Counseling Intern

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More About Your Therapist:

Currently, I am immersed in the most fulfilling phase of my master’s in counseling Program at Northwestern University – my internship. This pivotal juncture represents a unique and invaluable opportunity for me to apply the extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills I have accumulated towards making a positive impact in the lives of my clients. As a psychodynamic-oriented counseling intern, my responsibility is to guide clients in gaining a deeper understanding of their innermost thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and how they pertain to their current relationships and experiences. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to share their experiences, fostering an authentic therapeutic alliance. Through the examination of early childhood experiences and patterns of behavior, I collaboratively assist clients in achieving self-awareness and insight into the ways in which they construct meaning in their lives. My formative experiences of living through communism, a tumultuous civil war, and facing the challenges of being a first-generation immigrant in America have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth and have driven my fervent commitment to this field and to serving others.

Who am I outside of the counseling space? When I’m not busy helping my clients, you’ll find me soaking up all the joys of family life with my hubby and almost-2-year-old son! And when I get a little me-time, you’ll often find me breaking a sweat on the tennis court or running half marathons. And when I’m not in the mood for physical activity, I love to get lost in a good book or whip up something tasty in the kitchen. Traveling is one of my biggest passions, whether it’s a rugged hike or a round of golf on a gorgeous course, I’m always up for an adventure. And let’s not forget about my love for a perfectly frothy cappuccino – there’s nothing quite like sipping on one at a cozy coffee shop. I truly believe that exploring different cultures and meeting new people is the ultimate way to learn about the world and ourselves. Every experience I’ve had on my travels has been a chance to gain valuable insights and broaden my perspective. It’s these kinds of memories and connections with people from all walks of life that have truly enriched my life and experiences.

Developing Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Identity Development
  • Acculturative Stress
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Sports Performance Anxiety


  • Master of Arts: Counseling (Northwestern University)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree: Psychology (Texas Woman’s University) 
  • Bachelor of Science: Nutritional Sciences (University of Texas at Austin)


  • Pre-Health Professions Certificate: Pre-Medicine (University of Texas at Austin)


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