Program Highlights

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 2020 – 2021

Number of Graduates: 9

  • Number of Students who graduated in 2 years (8)
  • Number of Students who graduated in 3 years (0)
  • Number of Students who graduated in more than 3 years (1)

100 % of students passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)              

78% of Graduates obtained employment within 6 months of graduation

At time of data collection, 3 out of the 9 graduates (class of 2021') had taken the National Counselor Examination within 6 months of graduation. All 3 students reported passing the NCE.

100% of graduates reported an Above Average rating of the the program's faculty overall knowledge of course material

100% of graduates reported an Above Average rating of the program's effectivness in preparing students to be counselors

100% of graduates reported an Above Average rating of the program's faculty support given to students during their time in the program

Careers/Graduate Outcomes

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.

 Jessica Jackson '21

Jessica Jackson '21

Jessica is a counselor at West GA Counseling and Assessment as well as Willow Oak Community Behavioral Center. Jessica currently provides counseling services to Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS) court mandated clients. Jessica says that the LaGrange College CMHC Program professors encouraged and pushed her to find the confidence needed to help her clients make changes in their lives.

Connor Liney '21

Connor Liney '21

Connor is a mental health therapist at Summits Edge Counseling. Connor has a caseload of 23-26 clients a week and serves clients managing trauma, LGBTQ+ communnal concerns, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Connor says the LaGrange College CMHC Program prepared him for his current work by giving him a wide variety of tools and knowledge to go into the real world and make an ipmact in people's lives by aiding them in their healing process.

Cailla Niner '21

Cailla Niner '21

Cailla is a counselor at Discovery Connections where she focuses on bonding and attachment procedures for biological, adoptive, and foster families. Cailla assists clients experiencing trauma, substance use concerns, ADHD, and Oppositional Definat Disorder. Cailla says the LaGrange College CMHC Program helped her understand how trauma can affect family dynamics and utilizes she obtained in the program to help her current clients. 

 

Reginald Webb '21

Reginald Webb '21

Reginald is an intervention specialist at Youth Villages where he provides services to youth and families with DFCS cases.  Reggie says that the LaGrange College CMHC Program professors provided him insight on a variety of counseling interventions and pushed him to participate in honest self-reflection.

Vivian Crim '20

Vivian Crim '20

Vivian currently works as a counselor/social service provider for the Pathways Center. Vivian facilitates groups, family sessions and individual sessions at the Adult and C&A units. In 2021, Vivian was promoted as the lead over the PSR/Peer Adult day program in the Carrollton outpatient clinic. Vivian says that the CMHC program equipped her with valuable clinical experiences, lessons, and tools that are necessary to be an effective and efficient counselor. Vivian also says the support from her professors was priceless.

Sabrina Askew-Hayes '20

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.

 

Torionna Colton '20

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.

 

Diane Moore '20

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.

 

Margie Green '19

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.

 

Melanie Hill '19

Melanie Hill '19

Melanie is a clinical therapist at The Children's Tree House Advocacy Center, located in Columbus Georgia. Melanie provides Trauma Focused CBT for child victims of crimes. Melanie says that the LaGrange College CMHC program professors prepared her to face challenges that she never thought that she could face in the counseling field. Melanie also says that her family counseling course in the program provided her with the knowledge of how to best serve the families that she works with.

 

May Mclnnis '17

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."