Prepare for a growing field

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for those working in mental health counseling (from 2014 to 2024) is projected at 19%. This is faster than the average for all jobs.

At LaGrange, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for success both inside and outside of the classroom. Graduates have gone on to secure counseling positions in a variety of different settings and students have earned significant honors. 

 

 

Graduate Outcomes

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Sabrina Askew-Hayes '20

Sabrina works as a Community Based Therapist with Grace Harbour Behavioral Health. Sabrina was recently accepted into Troy University’s Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling program. Sabrina says that the LaGrange College CMHC Program prepared her for her current position and was paramount in her development as a counselor.

 

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Torionna Colton '20

Torionna is currently employed at Willowbrooke at Tanner as a Primary Therapist on the Child & Adolescence Partial Hospitalization Team. As the primary therapist for the “Middles”, Torionna leads groups of an average of 8 middle school aged kids. Torionna also facilitates family therapy sessions with the families of the children on her case load. Torionna says that the Lagrange College CMHC Program provided the necessary foundation and tools to become an effective therapist. Torionna also says that the coursework, supervision and encouragement received from each of the professors were all fundamental in preparing her for my current role.

 

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Diane Moore '20

Diane Moore currently works as a masters level clinician providing individual and group counseling services for residents of Troup County. In her current position, Diane completes crisis assessments and assists clients who have experiences of domestic violence and substance abuse. Diane says that Lagrange College CMHC Program helped to prepare her for working with a variety of clients and to effectively assess and diagnose.

 

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Margie Green '19

Margie  works as a PLPC in New Orleans, LA in private practice with Durant Counseling.  Margie counsels clients with a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties, including grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Margie is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (commonly referred to as EMDR). Along with private practice, Margie is active in giving back to her community as a medical advocate for victims of assault with the New Orleans Family Justice Center.

 

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May Mclnnis '17

May Mclnnis is currently employed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate at a private practice in Texas.  May says, "Our lives and our issues must be viewed within the contexts of our inner and outer environments. My goal is to help my clients live a life worth living, whatever that means to the individual."