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Kwanda grava, m.s.ed.


Kwanda Grava

Nokwanda (Kwanda) Grava is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in the Counseling Psychology program at Purdue University. She is originally from Durban, South Africa. Kwanda previously earned a M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies from Purdue in 2020 and a M.S. in Child Development from Michigan State in 2019


Kwanda has previously worked with adults and adolescents who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, academic stress, and low self-esteem. She has also worked with individuals experiencing family stressors, identity development concerns, relationship and communication issues, and more. Kwanda enjoys working with clients of all ages, including pre-adolescents and adolescents, adults, and families. She especially appreciates working with underserved individuals and families.


Kwanda takes a holistic approach to clinical work where she considers how an individual might be impacted by their relationships and broader environmental stressors. Because of this, Kwanda approaches therapy from a family system perspective and believes that all members of the family impact one another, which means the whole family should be the target for healing.

Kwanda is supervised by Dr. Julie Beckwith for both therapy and psychological testing.

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