peace of mind. peaceful life.
Optimist, Problem Solver, Listener, Supporter
Throughout the next few months, I will be interning to learn more about the counseling process and practice. As a person with chronic health conditions, I have learned to appreciate health services, enjoy exercise, communicate health needs and empathize with others. Since being diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, overcoming the absentmindedness that accompanies a lack of blood flow to my brain has been challenging. However, seeking help and embracing this condition has been a gift in disguise. Now, empathizing with people who also have conditions, illnesses or issues that are not obvious to the naked eye is second nature. Thankfully, it has aided my journey toward a career in counseling services.
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
Anna Cronin, Undergraduate Intern
Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center
Student, Runner, Leader, French Fry Fangirl, Believer in Quality over Quantity, Psychology Nerd, Camp Counselor Alumnus
Along with my passion for counseling, is a calling to the field of psychology. Psychology is the discipline behind understanding my favorite ABCs: affect (emotion), behavior (actions) and cognition (thoughts). With this, I study psychology and criminal justice at Fairmont State University. In fact, I will be graduating in April of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Later, I hope to use this educational experience to participate in a local Clinical Mental Health Master's program as well as other training opportunities and service incarcerated women in West Virginia."