Meet Zakiya Futrell ’21MED: ‘I Knew That I Wanted to Help Those in Need and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Has Provided Me With the Avenue to Do So’
Zakiya Futrell ’21MED wants to become an advocate for mental health, particularly for people who are Black, Indigenous and people of color and those from low-income backgrounds, so she enrolled in the NC State College of Education where she will graduate with a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling in May 2021.
Financial Support Affords Shaunacee Harris ’21MED the Opportunity to Become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Provide Services to Underrepresented Communities
From the moment Shaunacee Harris ’21MED arrived as an undergraduate at NC State, she wanted to become a criminal profiler, majoring in criminology with minors in forensic science and law and justice. But it was her experience while pursuing a Master of Arts in forensic psychology that shifted her mindset and changed her career path.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Online Program Prepares Michelle Garcia ’20MED for Future
This December, Michelle Garcia '20MED earned her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online at NC State. Garcia shares her story of growing up without many discussions of mental health to now becoming a licensed clinical mental health counselor.
Meet Our Incoming Students: Three of Our Newest Graduate Students
The NC State College of Education welcomed over 450 graduate students this fall. Meet three of the college’s newest graduate students -- each of them coming from various backgrounds and professions.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Students Share Common Mental Health Struggles of COVID-19, Tips for Coping
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been taking a toll on mental health. Clinical mental health counseling students Brent Michel ‘21MED and Jenny Deschler ‘20MED are sharing some of the most common struggles people are experiencing and offer tips for coping with the crisis.
Briana Barrett: ‘I Feel More Prepared for My Future Career Because I Have a Stronger Perspective of How Counseling and Mental Health is Viewed Outside of the United States’
Brianna Barrett, who is earning a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, spent some time during the summer as part of NC State's Exploring Culture and Education study abroad program in China. She shares her experience and how it prepared her more for her future career.