Department: Professional Psychology Program
Dr. Ximena Radjenovic was born and raised in Romania, a country with a culture rooted in strong familial and social connections. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Bucharest and continued her education graduating with a master in psychology from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Radjenovic graduated from Howard University with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is currently a postdoctoral clinical health psychology fellow at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her doctoral psychology internship at Student Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Radjenovic is also the CEO and founder of RaD Diversity Consulting. Her experience of living in a different culture than her own shaped her research, counseling, and clinical interests broadly in cultural influence on resilience following trauma. More specifically, she is interested in understanding cultural influence on trauma associated cognitive appraisals, coping process in diverse populations, and role of culture in responses to trauma. Her primary clinical areas of interests include: trauma-related issues, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other comorbidities. Dr. Radjenovic enjoyed presenting at several national conferences on topics related to diversity issues, trauma, PTSD, and social justice. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.