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) as well as a PhD in clinical psychology, I am actively preparing for a career in therapy as well as teaching. 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, as well as a mental health professional for the non-profit organization Camp Kesem, 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.
My current plans are to return to California to obtain licensure and complete my doctoral studies. 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 when I begin teaching.
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