Alumni Testimonials

Alumni testimonials, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

What do graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program think about their experiences at the University of Dayton? Read insights from our alumni below:

Meredith L. Threatt, M.S.Ed., LPCC

Owner/Counselor, Atrium Counseling Services; Adjunct Faculty, University of Dayton; President-elect, Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA)

The counseling master’s program at the University of Dayton was a transformative experience.  The program helped me grow as a person and as a professional.  The faculty was supportive and knowledgeable.  They offered a balance of field experience with theoretical knowledge that prepared me to work with diverse populations in any counseling setting.  I was challenged to be a lifelong learner and an advocate for my clients as well as the profession.

As a business owner and active member of the Ohio Counseling Association, I frequently hear from employers that students from the UD program are well-prepared and make valuable team members.  I rely on my UD family in my daily work and my daily life.  The lessons I learned in the practicum and internship experiences still inform my practice.  I was taught not only how to perform in a clinical session but how to think and learn as a counselor.

Becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor is choosing a way of life.  Counselors choose to be authentic, present, available to others, caretakers of themselves, and perpetually interested and involved in the mental and emotional well-being of our community and our society.  UD’s program prepares you for every aspect of this lifestyle.  It is a challenging and incredibly fulfilling experience!

Stacy Ingraham, M.S.Ed.

Clinical Counselor, Gestalt Associates, Inc.; Adjunct Instructor, University of Dayton

The University of Dayton’s counselor education program provided a solid foundation in my work as a counselor. I have felt well-prepared to work in counseling positions that include community mental health, higher education, and private practice. The professors are personable and are genuinely interested in teaching and empowering students. They shared their experiences working in the counseling field, which was invaluable to my learning and professional growth.

I also appreciated opportunities to engage in research alongside faculty, being involved with Chi Sigma Iota to connect with other students outside of the classroom, and working as a graduate assistant. I now teach and have provided clinical supervision to UD students, and am impressed by how prepared they are to go into the counseling field. I highly recommend UD!


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