JUDY GREEN: My specialty in counseling evolved into grief counseling, and I have a passion for that. One of the most exciting things is that when they'll-- people who have gone through grief and come out the other side, realizing that their life will never be the same, but they'll learn a new normal. And then they'll come and be a support for others who've-- their grief is more fresh. That's one thing we'd like our students to know, is that once they get their counseling credential, doors are going to open for them that they never dreamed of.
The one thing that I would recommend that you do is reach out to your professors, make sure that you're communicating. Sometimes it feels very impersonal in the online environment. But all of your professors at Walden want to hear from you and will reach out to you and help in any way we can to help you through this process.
It is an amazing process. It's a rough process. But it is so worth it. The professor on the other side of your internet connection really does care. And we're all-- we all love this profession.
And to me, it's a privilege to be working with people who are going to take over the profession when we leave. So I look at it as we're touching the future. You'll be touching the future. It's just a great profession. I'm Dr. Judy Green, faculty in the Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University.