Interview with a Counselor

Topics: Adolescence, Licensed Professional Counselor, Young adult Pages: 4 (2021 words) Published: April 17, 2014
Laura Kelley
Interview with Benda Cannon


Brenda Cannon is one of my instructors this semester. She teaches Family Stress and Coping, which is perfect because she also happens to be a counselor at a private practice counseling center here in Laramie, Wyoming. Part of Brenda’s credentials, other than being an instructor, are that she has her Masters of Science degree in Counseling, she is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I was able to chat with her on the 28th of March, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. in the Union which located at the University of Wyoming. This is a popular places for students to get together and hold small meetings with peers, or just meet up with a friend between classes.

Summary of Interview

During the interview with Brenda I felt pretty comfortable. As mentioned before, Brenda is one of my instructors and so I know her. It was a pretty casual conversation, in which we got of task a few times (thus the answers are summarizes below). During the interview I just saw day to day life happen at the University. A gaming group of some kind was a meeting a few tables down, two women were meeting for coffee right next to us, and several students were working on homework around us. Furthermore, there was a light amount of foot traffic coming and going (getting coffee, heading to the snack store or getting food from the food court.)

*Responses are paraphrased*

How did you decide on counseling your career?
I always kind of wanted to do it, but as a real young kid I just didn’t know the word “counselor.” I knew I always wanted to help people and as I got older I knew that I wanted to walk alongside them as they were on their personal journey. I knew I could not change them, and I didn’t want to. I wanted to give them an opportunity to be heard. I wanted to give them the space to feel like they mattered. It was probably late elementary school, around fifth grade that...

References: Cobb, N. J. (2010). Adolescence: Continuity, change, and diversity (7th ed.). Sunderland, MA: Sinuaer Associates.
Foster the People. (2011). Pumped up kicks. Torches. MP3. Columbia Records
Motion City Soundtrack. (2010). A life less ordinary. My dinosaur life. MP3. Columbia Records
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Interview Mental Health Counselors Essay
  • Essay about Interview with a School Counselor
  • School Counselor Interviews for CNS 550 Research Paper
  • Essay on Purpose and Goals of Supervision for Counselors
  • Reflections of a Counselor Essay
  • Interview Essay
  • Interview Essay
  • interviews Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free