Graduate school is an enormous feat for any student. Many graduate students may be employed, have children, or may even be dealing with serious health issues while attending graduate school. I, personally, fit in each of those categories. I’m currently a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. I’m also a mother to a ten year old energetic son, and I’m dealing with health issues as well.
Articles by Carisa Powell
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of TN at Chattanooga. I pursued a Master’s degree a few years after graduating from undergrad. I now have a Master’s degree in Psychology and also a Master’s degree in Human and Social Services. I’m pursuing lpc licensure and attending graduate school for Mental Health Counseling at Southern Adventist University. I’ve been a foster parent for the state of Tennessee for many years, and I’m an advocate for foster children. I currently work as a supervisor for an independent living program which offers support to youth who have aged out of the foster care system. My passion is to support people from all walks of life. I greatly enjoy my role as a mother. My son, Caleb James, is the inspiration and light of my life. I hope to one day serve the community as an inspirational speaker and mental health therapist.