I began my studies in July, 2010. After three and a half years filled with accomplishments, tears, frustrations and joys, I completed the degree. The icing on the cake is that the week after the conferral of this degree, I got a job doing what I’ve trained for: Adult Community Mental Health Service Provider. When I receive my license (expected April, 2014), the title will change to mental health counselor. YAY!!!!