“I wanted to become a psychologist in order to help people break free of the chains of mental illness and experience joy and peace. I consider it a personal mission to help others understand their own intrinsic worth in the face of psychological struggle and doubt.”
United with a desire to concretely help people around me in the midst of their suffering, these questions led me to consider a vocation to heal through the profession of psychology.
Being a part of the military medical department allowed me plenty of opportunities to be in contact with the “wounded warriors” and family and friends who were dealing with the “invisible wounds of war”…I felt drawn to understand their suffering and to try to help.
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you…plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.
“While I immensely enjoyed working at the school, the part I enjoyed the most was when a student would enter my office and talk to me about what was going on in his or her life. I often thought how great it would be if I could work full-time helping others in this capacity.”