Why I Became A Mental Health Therapist….
Updated: Feb 6
How did a business school graduate end up as a Mental Health Therapist?
The cliche answer is “I wanted to help people.” I have a heart of service and I really enjoy helping others just figure things out. But really, I’ve been on this journey and came into this field by following my heart and trusting myself.
I knew after graduating with a Business Degree in Marketing I was not built for “Corporate America." I just care too much. I worked a number of odd jobs in between undergraduate and graduate school, including becoming a substitute teacher, a tutor and a program coordinator at my old high school.
I had the opportunity to work with high school students daily and help them figure out their post graduate plans as I still discovered mine. In that process I learned so much about counseling and started to look into graduate degree programs. After some research, I chose to pursue Mental Health Counseling at North Carolina Central University. Once I was accepted...everything just came together. I moved to NC, started my counseling program and my life was forever changed.
While in graduate school I was challenged and evolved so much in the 2.5 years that I was there. I started going to therapy for the first time and saw first hand the life changing effects of having a supportive therapist. I began to set my own boundaries and truly create the life I love.
A new adventure: Healthy Self Today
Through various jobs and cross country moves, I’m grateful to finally be in the position to launch my private practice: Healthy Self Today...where I choose to serve my community through holding space for us all to heal. I believe that we should all strive to be our healthiest selves, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. My practice focuses on holistic wellness, while offering a culturally competent perspective. Most importantly, I allow space for grace, we are all on this journey together. <3