I earned my masters degree in counseling psychology from Temple University and have been a practicing counselor for over 13 years. I began my career as a mental health therapist working with children, adolescents, and families, in residential, school, and outpatient environments. I am currently a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) for the state of Maryland and have spent eight years working as a college counselor and administrator at Northern Virginia Community College. At the community college level, I have worked as a disability counselor, transfer and general advisor, personal and crisis counselor, teaching faculty member, and coordinator for programs designed to improve the retention and academic success of community college students.
I currently hold a doctorate degree in Counselor Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). I have taught classes at the masters level at Virginia Tech in practicum, counseling techniques, and internship, along with masters level classes at Johns Hopkins University in appraisal and testing, theories of counseling, and internship for school counselors. My research interest include cultural capital and social class related issues as they pertain to African American persistence and graduation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
Q & A
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: I believe in training students to become practitioners of counseling. My goals are to assist counselors in training to be emotionally mature and prepared to practice in an ethical and empathic manner.
Q: What advice would you give a student entering the Chicago School?
A: Be involved and active within the school's mileu and with the schools faculty and professional staff. There is a wealth of knowledge at this institution, it behooves you to take full advantage!