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Ashley O'HearnAshley O'Hearn

North Carolina
New Mexico State University
Clinical Psychology PsyD
Clinical Health Psychology Concentration
Class of 2019

I was born in North Carolina. At ten years of age, my family and I moved to New Mexico. I studied at New Mexico State University, obtaining a bachelor's and master's degree in psychology. I moved to Massachusetts in 2014 and started attending William James College in 2015. I am in the Clinical PsyD program, concentrating in Health Psychology. I chose William James College for numerous reasons. One reason for attending William James College was the Boston area. There are many opportunities for good training. Two, the clinical program is APA accredited with numerous experienced and well-educated professors.

I am currently involved in a couple organizations. Namely, I am the treasurer for the Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) and a member of the Opioid Crisis and Advocacy Student Group. My career interests are vast and that is one of the perks to attending William James College. I can foresee myself working in a primary care setting working alongside physicians, in an outpatient setting as a director, being a consultant for mental health agencies and hospitals, or providing psychotherapy in a private practice setting.

With the help of William James College, I feel as though my aspirations are very achievable. My advice for new students would be to try and dedicate some time to practice self-care. You will thank yourself later!