Olivia Cruz

M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


School Psychology and Counselor Education

  • 2019, William & Mary, Master of Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 2015, University of North Carolina , Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Spanish

What kind of professional experiences did you have prior to beginning this degree and why did you choose this field?
I became interested in the field of psychology after learning about the importance of my own mental health in middle school. After taking many psychology courses throughout high school and college, my passion for counseling grew and I knew it was what I wanted to do for my career.

What do you hope to be doing after graduation? In 10 or 15 years?
In 15 years I hope to run a private practice specializing in anxiety and depression in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Why did you choose to apply to William & Mary and specifically to this program?
I applied to William & Mary because of the strong sense of community I felt when I attended Prospective Students Day. The passion that the professors and students showed for counseling was inspiring and I knew I would be among peers who felt just as strongly as I did about the importance of mental health.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling