Eddita Pessima (she/her)

Clinical Intern, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Works with children & young adults

Hello (: My name is Eddita (she/her/hers), and I am currently in my final year of earning my Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2022 from the University of Pittsburgh whilst a full-time track and field athlete. While at Pitt, I gained experience working with underprivileged youths who have experienced trauma within the Oakland community.

Coming from a struggling background, I know how overwhelming and challenging life can be. As well as how different it can look for every individual. Beginning therapy can be a daunting step for many. I’m here to tell you that not only are you NOT alone, but you are understood and seen.

My goal as an intern here at Three Oaks is to create a safe space within sessions for clients to feel heard, supported, and understood while building rapport to develop a trusting relationship. I am interested in working with individuals of all ages, although helping adolescents and young adults navigate various points in their lives, such as relationships, trauma, anxiety, body image perception, and depression.

During my free time, I love going to the gym, hanging out with family/friends, and binge watching movies & TV shows! I cannot wait to meet/work with you (:

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email | eddita@threeoaksbehavioralhealth.com