Second-year master's student at John's Hopkins University
Studying Clinical Mental Health
Joan is a second-year master’s student at Johns Hopkins University, studying Clinical Mental Health. Through this program, she will earn the knowledge and skills needed to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. Joan has a passion for working with trauma populations -specifically those who have experienced natural disasters, homelessness, domestic violence, and grief/loss. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.
She is a volunteer through The Homeless Children Playtime Project at a family homeless shelter where she uses her trauma-informed knowledge to handle conflict with the children at the shelter. She also participates in playing games that have an educational and emotional awareness component.
Her future plans include finishing her program to earn her licensure as a Licensed Graduate Clinical professional and then a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She desires to work for non-profit organizations aiding those who recently experienced a natural disaster. She plans to get her doctorate degree focused on either disaster mental health, public policy, or public health. Joan is excited to be working at TREC DC as she continues to grow as a competent and effective counselor using effective trauma-based techniques.