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20something profile: Stephanie

image001This post was written by Stephanie, who wants to provide counseling for families and children:

Hello all! I’m here to share my 20something journey thus far. My name is Stephanie Graham. I graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a psychologist. When I was young, I wanted to be a psychologist because it was seemed to be a very appealing and professional career, plus I heard they make good money. 😉 When I grew older, I realized I loved helping people and had a natural ability in listening to others. Ask any of my friends, and they will tell you that I have a very reliable set of ears and give pretty insightful advice. Read the rest of this entry

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20something profile: Nina

548531_229708980468113_788679431_nThis profile was written by Nina, a blogger and mental health therapist:

Right after I graduated from DePaul University with a BA in psychology in 2009, I went immediately into graduate school. I started in an Industrial Organizational psychology program (hated it) but then transferred into a MS in Mental Health Counseling program the following semester. This was January 2010.

I graduated with my master’s September 2012. During my time in grad school, however, I moved from Chicago back to Minnesota, where I grew up, and moved in with my parents and sister. This is very atypical in comparison with most of my peers, but economically it made the most sense for me. This decision was also very culturally appropriate and acceptable given my Persian background. Read the rest of this entry