1. What has influence you to engage into this field of study.
My family consists of a long line of ministers, caregivers, counselors, and business owners, which encouraged my mother to nurture me in those areas during my childhood. I wanted to imitate those that I looked up to, plus I had a natural desire to “fix” other’s problems. Now that I’ve been in school for the last three years, I recognize that I needed to “fix” my ideas of how to effectively help people, and I believe that everyone could benefit from taking psy classes. Learning has taught me to be a better parent, wife, and individual.
2. Has there been any challenges that would have derived you from enrolling into this program.
My children have been the biggest blessing in my life, yet the greatest challenge as I try to parent as well as spend time on homework and at my job. When the home atmosphere or environment is working through a crisis, the last thing I want to do is sit down and concentrate on school.
3. Do you believe you have what it takes to be a successful counselor/ family therapist?
I believe that I can be successful in whatever I attempt as a counselor, but I also recognize that my family comes first, which may limit my focus on a career. I want a relaxed atmosphere in my home and in my job, so I won’t be sought after by kings and presidents, but I will be an effective counselor/therapist/doctor with a sterling reputation for sound diagnosis and treatment.
4. What is your continuing motive that keep you on the path to fulfill you goal as becoming a counselor/therapist.
I love school and learning. My family supports every effort toward my degree and their faith in me keeps me going on days I just want to walk away and play. I also don’t want to settle for my current pay rate and try to make payments on my school loans. For that reason, I may decide to just keep learning forever (lol).
5. What is your family/household lifestyle is like.
I homeschool so my day is divided...