My Professional Journey As A Counselor

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I am excited to apply to Eastern Illinois University (EIU) because of the well-known Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that provides hands-on counseling experience and challenging coursework that will adequately prepare me for my professional journey as a counselor. I believe my great interest in Mental Health Counseling, valuable background in Nutrition Counseling, deep passion in serving, and positive values from rich experiences have made me a qualified candidate for the Clinical Mental Health program in Eastern Illinois University.

My interest in psychology started before I began pursuing my major in Dietetics. When I was younger, my cousin who studied Psychology once mentioned to me about some fun facts that he learned in school such as different stages of sleeping cycles, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and dreams which sparked my interest in psychology. In addition, I was influenced by my tutor who had graduated in psychology. During class, she often shared about how she controls the behavior of her children through psychological techniques and I was amazed by the way she views thing differently because of her experience in psychology. She inspired me to think out of the box and think critically. My interest also grew as I took a nutrition counseling class that exposed me to different psychological theories and counseling strategies. Therefore, I believe that the knowledge
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