My most memorable experience at Bowie State would be the first semester in my graduate program. I took a class with students who were further in the program than I was and seeing the passion in their eyes for helping others helped ignite a greater spark in mine.
I am looking forward to counseling the displaced youth of Baltimore City, and eventually all over the world, to assist them in dealing with the deeply rooted circumstances that has managed to shape and mold their lives. I am looking forward to teaching my clients coping skills that will allow them to be victorious over their disorder and their unfortunate situation.
I have been successful throughout my tenure at Bowie State by staying focused on my purpose for being here. My 3-year-old daughter has also assisted in me being steadfast.
The most significant challenge I have faced as a graduate student is realizing that the information that I learn will not always be received by my community as helpful. I understand that there is some hesitation for a lot of individuals to seek mental health treatment because of the history of psychology; however, I pray that I am able to change their mindset and encourage them to seek care.
My thesis was about the coping skills and stress levels of female victims of domestic violence. I chose this topic because of the effects that it has on not only the victims lives but the impact that it has on the world. I would like to one day open up a community center that embraces women of domestic violence.
I am currently looking into Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs.