Romana Zaman, Intern
University of Massachusetts Boston
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
I hold an MBA from the University of Houston, but changed my career path to support my lifelong passion to help others. I am a 3rd year Masters student in Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. After two years of demanding theoretical studies, I now have the privilege and honor to complete my final year of practicum with the Houston Galveston Institute. I am gaining valuable experience at HGI, under the supervision and mentorship of experienced and prominent therapists in the field.
HGI uses a collaborative approach to therapy, and I have found myself naturally inclined towards this therapeutic practice. It is organic, flexible, client-centered and client-directed. Collaborative therapy is a conversational partnership between therapist and client, where clients can safely and freely explore and express themselves. My clients are the guide, leading me into spaces – past, present, future- of their lives; and I will enter those spaces only when invited to do so. I truly believe that each client is an expert on his or her own life, because every client is unique, with a unique narrative, history and experience. My clients’ expertise navigates the therapeutic process.
Life is sometimes complex and challenging, and it is my hope that therapy be a transformative experience for my clients. An open dialogue that is rooted in compassion, respect, sincerity and transparency, can help create further opportunities for change and healing.
If needed, I can offer services in Urdu as well.
In my spare time, I love Zumba and yoga; reading; travel; and spending time with my family and friends.