I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan studying social work and psychology. As I am pursuing licensure as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), I am actively preparing for a career in therapy and counseling. I graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 2017 with a B.S. in clinical psychology and a minor in human development, and I worked as a behavioral therapist for children with autism for a year before starting graduate school.
My passions and vocational goals have centered around mental health since my childhood. Upon psychological struggles such as schizophrenia and depression within my immediate family, I have been driven to focus on improving the emotional well-being of others in potentially similar challenges. I have served in a variety of social service roles including academic counselor for college students in need of resources, and chapter director for Camp Kesem, a national non-profit providing emotional support for children affected by cancer. Given my tenacious drive towards promoting mental health, I am thus dedicated to a lifetime of helping and supporting others in need.
Although I am earning my Masters of Social Work in Michigan, my current plans are to return to California to obtain licensure. I am actively seeking supervision hours and job opportunities for post-graduate clinical work. In addition to my vocational goals of becoming a licensed therapist, I plan to publish a book compiling fictional case studies from The Character Clinic to serve as an informational read about the prevalence of mental illness, and also as a learning resource for psychology students.
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