I have always been fascinated with how and why people behave the way they do. I have spent several years determining how listening to others can be helpful to their mental health. Everyone has a story to tell and feeling listened to is a basic need at its core. Through an internship focused on Forensic Psychology, youths in a detention center demonstrated wanting to feel heard and not be judged for their actions. Their pattern of habitual drug use helped determine the need for better mental health.
A Forensic Psychology degree offered insight into the need for more non-judgmental and compassionate therapists. An internship at the Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic provided for clients active listening and clarity. These teenagers knew a group of counselors truly cared about their concerns and needs. These adolescents received individual, group, and family therapy
Though a majority of my clients from my internship were youths, I see clients from ages 13 - 18, adults, and elderly individuals. I graduated from Marymount University with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling followed by a residency where clients have shared their innermost issues and challenges.
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New Directions Counseling