It has reached that time as I depart ways with Olive Branch as an undergraduate intern. Words cannot express how amazing it was and grateful I am to have been a part of such a great practice among outstanding counselors for my internship. I believe that while interning here I was able to gain a lot of resources and some experience in how to counsel clients and as for myself as a future licensed counselor. During supervision meetings, I loved being a part of them because I got a lot of insight on how to work with clients and figure out different ways to assist them. It’s such a bittersweet feeling leaving Olive Branch because I also leave the children behind at Acorn Child Care. I very much enjoyed working with the children at Acorn because I was able to see such diverse children with different behaviors. I gained patience while working with these kiddos and I was able to explore different techniques to help each child. I also loved my time at Heart Connections at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This was one of my favorite experiences and I hope to volunteer with them as well in the fall. During Heart Connections, I was very grateful to be a facilitator and to be able to work with children who are grieving. Throughout these sessions I saw how the grieving process is different for everyone and each person copes differently.
I very much appreciate my time at Olive Branch and meeting all the counselors who are a part of such a great practice. I feel that my internship here has helped me see what I truly want to do and who I want to work with, and that is counseling. I am excited to see what the future holds for me as I depart from here and move on to receiving a master’s degree in counseling.