Who Wants Me to Counsel Them IRL?

Howdy bloggos! This is my last blog before I move to Arizona. It is also my 25th birthday. Gall I’m old. Part of the reason for the move is to get a chance at fresh experiences. There’s one type in particular that I really want to get– the ever-elusive face to face counseling experience. A…

Craniofacial Genetics & 1 Distinctive NICU Baby

Hello, this is Thursday night Laura who got behind writing her blog, which is why this is being published so late! I did get an interview offer today though– Bay Path University! It’s a hybrid/mostly online program, so I’ll be interviewing on Zoom sometime in March! This week I wanted to talk a little more…

On Student Bios

Every GC applicant dreams of the day they’ll write a bio for their program’s website. A smiling headshot will accompany a short paragraph outlining their many achievements. How I see it, writing this bio is the moment that you’ve made it as a GC applicant. Yet, these bios can be harmful to the rising generation…

“A Glimmer of Hope”: Reflecting on 1000 Conversations at Crisis Text Line

This week I passed a major milestone as a Crisis Text Line crisis counselor– 1000 conversations! Currently Crisis Text Line groups crisis counselors into five levels from Level 1 for counselors who’ve had less than 20 conversations, to Level 5 for counselors with 1000+ conversations. That 1000th convo represented a long-sought goal to get to…

Advocacy: It Makes the Applicant Phase Worth It

Advocacy work is the bread and butter of preparing oneself to pursue any type of career in counseling. It’s what has helped me and many others know counseling is the right path. Luckily, a strong commitment to advocacy can overshadow many weaknesses on an application to genetic counseling school, or any kind of counseling school…