Hannah Rowell majored in psychology and graduated in December 2012 from Coastal Carolina University. She then went on to UNC at Charlotte to get her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Currently, she is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and works at McLaughlin Young EAP Group. She is a member of the Critical Incidents Team Lead.
Hannah says, "I love the work environment at this job! We really work as a team and lean on each other for support. I also love working in crisis management and assisting people when they are in such a high state of need. It is rewarding to be able to assist in such a high-stress situation as a crisis, provide support, and let them know they are not alone."
Hannah's career journey has been paved with many different learning experiences. She states, "The mental health field is always changing, and each job has taught me different lessons and challenged me in different ways. I love the versatility of my degree. I have always hoped to make a difference in at least one person's life during my career. I think it is important to help those that are struggling." Hannah did an internship during her senior year working with children with autism. She explains it was a fantastic experience. She states, "I found a passion for working with children with autism. The professor that was my mentor guided me and provided me with so much support. It was a great opportunity to get some experience in the field before going on to graduate school." Her advice to CCU students, "enjoy the journey. I know you may laugh at that right now as you are in it and bogged down with work and stressed out. But I encourage you to take a minute and enjoy the environment, the learning, and the people around you. College is a unique time and experience. I also encourage you not to limit yourself. Think outside the box in terms of careers. I have learned so many different career paths since I have gotten into my field that I never knew existed. My current job, doing crisis management, was a part of my field I knew very little about. Each job is a learning experience and stepping stone towards where you are meant to be."
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