Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Health and Behavioral Medicine Emphasis
Latino Mental Health Concentration
Class of 2020
Hi Prospective Students!
I grew up in a small town in New Hampshire but have always been a city girl at heart. I completed my undergraduate career at Providence College in the heart of Providence, RI where I graduated with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. I have since moved to Newton, MA to complete further schooling and am loving it.
My devotion for psychology however, started far before entering undergraduate or graduate school. Since a young Freshman in high school, I have always had a keen interest in the field and took as many classes as possible. Upon entering Providence College, I was admitted with a decided major and have explored many areas within psychology during this time period such as, developmental disabilities, conduct disorder, psychosis, and other major mental illnesses. These internships were key in my career and academic development and have been a pivotal influence in my current position.
Now, I am a rising second year student in the Health and Behavioral Medicine cohort of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a concentration in Latino Mental Health. I am thoroughly enjoying both areas of the program and am gaining truly valuable knowledge that will only propel my abilities to help others in the future. As a Latina student, joining the Latino Mental Health concentration has been amazingly helpful and eye-opening. I have gained tools and information on how to better serve my community and have had the opportunity to go on an immersion trip to Ecuador for five weeks where I will be part of a rotational program in psychiatric hospitals; a once in a lifetime opportunity.
I am very happy to be a part of the William James community. Faculty and staff are extremely helpful and will go out of their way to assist you academically and additionally, sincerely care about you on a personal level. Developing strong professional relationships with faculty, as well as peers, has provided me with support needed to succeed.
My advice to incoming students is to take it one day at a time. Beginning a new chapter can be overwhelming and scary and it takes time to adjust to the new pace. We have all been there before so try not to be too hard on yourself.
Feel free to email me with any questions! Best of luck!