January 10, 2014 Leave a comment
What was your educational/experience background before coming to Youth Villages?
I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in community counseling. I also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. I have worked with an array of populations including sexual abuse victims, recovering addicts, adolescent females with conduct disorders, and intellectually disabled adults.
What do you love about living in your town?
I enjoy living in Tupelo because it is a small city and most businesses and attractions are close together. I go to different parks to walk, sightsee, or just relax for fun. In addition, the city is close to Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
The most challenging part of the job is building rapport with youth and/or families who do not take ownership of their actions and behaviors. Developing that working relationship with families that feel that no one can help them or understand their needs is always challenging.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is seeing families praise YV employees for doing such a great job and helping them reach their full potential.
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