Where I came from:
During my senior year of college, I decided that my college major, journalism, was not a fit for me. To prevent delaying graduation, I decided to graduate in the traditional four years and tackle my career exploration post- graduation. I considered pursuing an MBA, JD, or possibly both. It was not until I had several summer jobs, including completing Flight Attendant Training (I did not make it to my start date) that I discovered that I really enjoy helping people.
About 6 months after graduation, I applied and completed a year of service with a nonprofit organization in the Midwest. At this point, I knew that I wanted to go to graduate school for counseling, but I did not think I had the experience to do so. If I had known then what I know now (the importance of tailoring skills and experiences), I probably would have had more confidence with applying to graduate school.
Everything happens for a reason! Working at the nonprofit organization was one of the best experiences of my life! This experience solidified my passion for helping others tackle personal stressors. I primarily worked with first-generation college students who were in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Because many of these students lacked the emotional, financial, and familial support, I was able to provide the emotional support they needed.
As rewarding as this experience was, I knew my goal was to attend graduate school. I pursued and ultimately graduated with a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling. During my second year of the program was when I determined that I wanted to pursue career counseling.
Where I am now:
I have a Bachelor of Arts and Science in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. I received a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Missouri- St. Louis in St. Louis, MO. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Career Consultant. I have almost a decade of experience in presenting and developing workshops related to training and professional development as well as mentoring and coaching diverse individuals including college students, recent graduates, and new and experienced professionals. I have obtained certifications in my profession such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, which has strengthened my experience in providing career counseling and consulting services to others.
Where I am going:
I am really hoping that our paths will cross! From tackling personal decisions to reaching important milestones, my job is to guide you on the path of success. As a career professional, I guarantee great results. I am fueled by my commitment to excellence and to go the extra mile to make sure my clients are fully satisfied with my work. I look forward to talking with you!
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst