mental health


disability
Going back to school or enrolling in college for the first time can present various challenges ranging from lack of confidence to fear of the unknown. For students with disabilities, the challenges can become so overwhelming that finishing the week’s assignments, never mind the full semester, may seem nearly impossible. […]

Hiding Among the Crowd


Dr. Amber Pope
Starting from a young age, Dr. Amber Pope was intrigued by the human condition and what makes people think and act a certain way. After witnessing what she believed to be mental health issues among some of those closest to her, she was inspired to pursue a career in counseling, […]

Opening the Conversation


Mental Health Awareness
Why is it that physical ailments and diagnoses are met with condolences and sympathy, yet, mental health diagnoses are met with disdain or judgment? According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in America experience a mental illness. The numbers related to specific diagnoses among adults […]

Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health



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Kelly Bushéy never meets a stranger. Her positive attitude combined with a refreshing sense of humor makes her someone who is easy to talk to and enjoyable to be around. Equipped with this demeanor from a young age, she has carried it with her throughout the years as a student, […]

Faith, Hope and Love Combine to Make a Big Difference


Clinical Mental Health Counseling
By the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty at Hodges University You have earned your clinical mental health counseling degree and you are ready to begin working and assisting those who need help, but where do you start? Do you know what options are available to you? As a clinical mental […]

7 Career Fields for a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Hodges University
From published works to years of professional experience in the field, Hodges University’s clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) professors are experts who will provide you with in-depth knowledge and a personalized approach. As with many of Hodges’ educational programs, the learning environment for a clinical mental health counseling student goes […]

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty of Hodges University



Professor Liana Calderin with her family.
When her students experience intimidation or doubt, Professor Liana Calderin encourages them by saying, “The sky will always be blue. Everything else that happens is just bad weather that will pass. When you wake up tomorrow, the sky will still be blue.” As a Hodges University alumna, she is familiar […]

Embracing Challenge to Help Build the Future


Anita Penn Daswani
Surrounded by people who have made a career of helping others, it is no surprise Anita Penn Daswani plans to follow in the same footsteps. Inspired by her mother, who is a teacher, as well as her father-in-law, who is a bereavement counselor, she looks forward to graduation and beginning […]

Finding Her Way at Hodges


Social Wellness
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D. How good are you at building positive relationships? Do you get along with others? Do you socialize and surround yourself with individuals who encourage and support you? The real question you must ask yourself is do you possess social wellness? If you are […]

Three Strategies to Improve Social Wellness