University of Toledo
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA
Forensic and Correctional Counseling Emphasis
Class of 2019
Hello perspective, and future students of William James College!
I am a student within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, with a Forensic and Correctional emphasis. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but I completed my undergrad at The University of Toledo. During my time at UT, I majored in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Since the beginning of my higher-ed career, I have always been drawn to working with the offender population, and understanding criminal behavior. My strong passion for working with incarcerated individuals has lead me to William James College.
When it came time to apply to grad school, William James College was my first pick. It was very important for me to find an institution that will afford me high-quality education and training. Upon my research of the counseling department, I was pleased to see that this program combines my two passions into one. Not only are you provided with courses that are tailored to your population of interest, you are also reinforcing this knowledge with field education that will be completed during your practicum and internship. In addition, the staff within the counseling department have extensive background within their respective fields, and are truly committed to their student’s success.
I have had an amazing experience thus far within my program, and I feel like I am being challenged not only within my course work, but also at my practicum. I firmly believe that I will leave William James College with a well-rounded education that will assist me in becoming a competent forensic mental health counselor. If you choose to accept a placement or apply to WJC, please take advantage of the tremendous amount of programs and opportunities that this school has to offer. I wish you all the best during your grad school process, and I hope to see you around school!