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Graduate Success and Thought Leadership

Alumni Spotlight

Elizabeth Becks '20: Psychology of a Pandemic

With a background in child development as well as caring for clients who are experiencing a range of clinical and social circumstances, including those who are survivors of trauma and those who are living with a cancer diagnosis, psychotherapist Elizabeth Becks, MA is well-versed in working with clients who rely on her to help them get through their most challenging days. While that’s never an easy task, she believes the pandemic has heightened expectations placed on counseling professionals. >> Learn how she navigates these challenges. 

Alica Boleware '19: A Mobile Therapist's Stability

Mobile therapist Alica Boleware, MA works with clients ages 3-18 who experience issues with impulse control, focus, anger management, coping skills, anxiety-related symptoms, somatic issues, trauma, grief, and loss. The first-generation college graduate praises mobile therapy for the opportunities it provides to observe the client in their environment – allowing her to gain valuable information and perspective. >> Learn how Boleware shaped her career and what she suggests students consider when choosing a specialty.

Lauren Mosback '10: Alumna Teaches Kids to Be "Super"

Lauren Mosback, MA, LPC, NCC  used the positive coping skills she teaches her young clients as the foundation for her recently published children’s book, My Sister’s Super Skills. A work in progress that developed over years of education, training, and counseling practice, Mosback says her book is the culmination of a message she consistently communicates to her clients. Further, she believes, a strength-based approach that promotes positive psychology and incorporates growth-mindset principles is an effective way to care for today’s children. >> Learn more about how the book aims to boost kids’ emotional and social skills.