Holly Stevens is a BSW graduate from Madonna University and will begin work in the fall to get her MSW from Madonna University as well with my concentration being in children and youth mental health. After graduation, she plans to work with children as a therapist to help them cope with hardships and trauma they may have endured.
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Why did you decide to become a mental health professional?
For as long as I could remember, I wanted to go into a field where I was able to help others. I also wanted to work with kids and thought about teaching and nursing for awhile. However, as time went on and I learned more about mental health, my own included, I knew that is where my heart was leading me. I have overcome my own mental health struggles and I wanted to be a safe space for others. I decided to become a mental health professional because I have been helped myself by mental health professionals and know how beneficial it can truly be. I want to help others in their coping strategies and help them grow as a person. I want to let people know they are not alone
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I love MCFI! Everyone was so welcoming on the first day. I have learned so much already and am excited to take this information with me as I move forward in the field. I feel like my absolute favorite part is learning. Every day I learn something new or different that will help me and guide me as I enter the field myself after graduate school.