Vijayashree Krishnan (she/her/hers)


A young woman wearing a grey tank top and smiling at the camera.
Phone
920-832-6574
Campus Address
Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr
Office 210C
Wellness Services
Title
Staff Counselor
About

Vijayashree Krishnan joined the Wellness Services team in March, 2022. As an alum of Lawrence University, Vijayashree is excited to be back and to give to the Lawrence community!

Since leaving Lawrence, Vijayashree has worked in various settings ranging from schools and outpatient clinics to emergency services and residential treatment. After obtaining her master’s in mental health counseling, Vijayashree worked at a residential treatment facility for women with substance use disorders in Boston, MA. There, she supported clients on their recovery journey using a harm-reduction approach. Prior to arriving at Lawrence, Vijayashree was a psychology teacher at a high school in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and loved the experience!

Vijayashree has several interest areas, one of which is the intersection of identity and relationships. She loves to explore with students how our stories, who we are, and where we've been, determine how we form and navigate relationships. She is person-centered in her approach and values the role of creativity, play, and mindfulness in the therapeutic process. Vijayashree is currently working towards being licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Outside of work, she enjoys singing, dancing, and lying on the grass soaking up the sun on a nice day!

Education
MA Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine, 2020, Boston University School of Medicine

BA Psychology, 2017, Lawrence University
Years at Lawrence
2022-present