Mental Health Counselor Student Intern

My father was military for 20 years; together my parents had 11 children and I am a twin. I was a widow for 12 years; today, I am married, and a proud grandmother of three. I have a passion to help others overcome challenges they face, understand their self and discover something new that will lead them into significant moments of healing and change.

 

Mental Health Student Intern

What is your main goal when working with a client?

My goal is to provide a safe place for individuals to express their deepest innermost thoughts and
feelings and provide them with tools to help them manage life’s challenges.

What is your approach and what methods do you employ?

Using a narrative approach, it is my mission to help others foster self-awareness and gain insight
into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they can move effectively through their struggles
and achieve mental wellness.

What age groups do you most often work with?

As a lay counselor for 13 years, I worked with adults, but I am not limited to a specific age
group.

What is your background and what are your credentials?

I am a Master’s level student intern under supervision as I work towards my licensure. I study at
Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian-based institution. I also volunteered for 13 years as a
lay counselor, supporting my development of counseling and individual session abilities.

What is the reason you decided to get into counseling?

Overcoming sexual abuse, the suicide of a sibling, a blended family, and the loss of a spouse has
given me the desire to help everyone heal and reach their full potential. It has also given me the
ability to connect and labor alongside the hurting.

Tell us about your education.

I am a graduate student at Palm Beach Atlantic pursuing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental
Health Counseling with a concentration in Crisis & Trauma.

2020

Member of American Counselors Association

Currently Pursuing Master of Science in Counselor Education

Palm Beach Atlantic University

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