Case Study : Clinical Mental Health Counseling

2484 Words Nov 13th, 2016 10 Pages
Denielle Aldridge M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Personal, Academic, and Professional Qualities/Personal Qualities My primary goal in applying to Walden University 's M.S. program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is to prepare myself for a future career in helping a wide range of individuals in my community to find happiness and to develop healthy relationships with their family and to find camaraderie within their community. I am greatly interested in working with children and adolescents, their families, and individuals conflicted with substance abuse disorders. I was influenced to initially start school after I moved out of the city I lived in for a number of years. It was apparent that there was a drug problem within in the city and there was a lack of mental health resources available to many of the individuals living in the city. I spent a lot of time, while living in the city talking to families of individuals and the individual themselves struggling with a mental illness or an addiction to drugs. I was influenced to pursue my Master 's degree when I started school almost 5 years ago, I knew I wanted a career where I could help people realize their full potential and I started school aimed to help people that were addicted to substances and my education on addictions has opened so many doors and taught me so much. I realized, through work, personal experience, and education that an addiction to substances often starts with trauma…
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