Interns

Leonard

Intern

LeonardLeonard is a Master of science student intern of Grand Canyon University’s Professional Counseling curriculum. He obtained his undergraduate degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in health care and religious studies from Excelsior College in New York. He loves to work with children and families. Helping them in the resolution of conflicts, adjustment and achievement of personal and collective goals has become an enduring passion and career focus. His skill set for this work has been developed over a span of 20 years in the career roles of clergy, licensed nurse and clinical chaplain. In such roles he has gained experience helping individuals and families facing troubles with trauma, grief, disability, theological belief systems, substance abuse, and gender adjustment. He refines this experience in his current matriculation toward the degree and role of professional counselor. Although he finds useful value in the vice and virtues of a number of theoretical orientations, choice theory and its applications have been found most intriguing and congruent with his worldview. Nonetheless, what works best for the client, patient or parishioner is what becomes the tool of choice in his work. Outside of work Leonard loves to occupy his time with horses, motorcycles, tactical sports, numismatics, antique collections, family, community volunteering and faith based activities. Language and cultural studies are also among the things he engages in for fun and personal enrichment away from work.

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Tiffany

Intern

Tiffany

Tiffany is currently attending the Master’s of Counseling Psychology Program at Southern Nazarene University and is excited to begin working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Tiffany is currently working as a Case Manager and Family Support with Family and Children’s Services. Her client base consists of lower income families within the CAP Head Start and Early Head Start Schools in Tulsa. She has been working with the agency for almost two years and has found a passion for assisting those in need. After a year of soul searching and pondering what she’d like to do with her education and career, Tiffany found that helping others in the form of therapy is her calling. She is eager to learn and gain experience during her time with Improving Lives Counseling, and looks forward to working with clients to assist in their emotional well-being.
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