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Meet the Staff - Therese Borges

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and have also spent time in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as Auburn, Alabama, where I am currently finishing up my doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I have an older sister and two younger brothers and feel blessed to have them in my life. During my free time I like to run, swim, play with my dog, and enjoy dinners out with good friends. I also love creating art and playing the piano when I can find one to play.

What has been your most embarrassing moment (either at work or play)?

I would have to say getting on the wrong bus the first day of high school stands out as a fairly embarrassing moment for me. Once I realized I was on my way to the wrong school, I sheepishly asked the bus drive to pull over. Thankfully, I got on the right bus on my second attempt.

What is your favorite comfort food?

I have a weakness for cheese fries.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would really love to get to Ireland someday.

 Your favorite quote…

“Artistic symbols and myths speak out of the primordial, preconscious realm of the mind which is powerful and chaotic. Both symbol and myth are ways of bringing order and form into this chaos.”~ Rollo May

“Be Curious, not judgmental”- Walt Whitman

Role in center

Predoctoral Intern

Areas of interest

I am psychodynamic in orientation with an emphasis on attachment theory utilizing relational and intersubjective techniques. I am particularly interested in body image, eating disorders, human sexuality, relationship concerns, and gender issues.

Degrees awarded

B.A. in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008


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Contact Information

The Counseling Center
5721 Cutler Health Center
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1392 | Fax: (207) 581-4975
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System