Graduate Counseling Programs


There's always those questions when you go into it. “Am I cut out for this? Can I do this? Is this going to be too much with a full-time job?” etc. But the way they line out the syllabus, the way the professors work with you, the way you're able to interact with other students, I learned real quickly that John Brown is something that I can do, and I can do well with it because I'm being set up for success. Hi, I'm Rodney Holmstrom. I'm in the graduate Counseling program for marriage and family therapy with a specialization in mental health. You walk in with a hunger to learn and these professors, they make you feel like you count and when they share their wealth of knowledge they aren't just book smart, they've sat many, many, many hours with clients. And I think to be able to hear from somebody that has that knowledge, that has been where we are getting ready to go, I think gives a lot of credibility, puts us at ease as students. It just feels a little bit more down to earth, like a family atmosphere. There's not a mentality or attitude that I'm better than you, or a competition. John Brown has an emphasis in bringing the Christian element into the counseling and there's a strong emphasis on taking care of me first. I can’t give what I haven't received myself first.

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