Alisa Anthony

Mikayla Dickson, Intern

(Statewide Telehealth)

I’m currently a counseling graduate student at the awesome University of Central Arkansas (UCA), where I’m pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. It’s been quite a journey, as I also did my Bachelor’s at UCA, and I’m excited to keep the learning train rolling! Next year, I’m aiming high and planning to apply for the doctorate program in counseling. I know it’ll be challenging, but I’m pumped to take my passion for helping others to the next level. I’m still exploring the vast world of counseling, and honestly, I’m not entirely sure which clients I’ll end up working with. During my practicum opportunities, I’m all about gaining as much experience as possible. It’ll be like a buffet of counseling experiences, and I’m ready to dig in! One thing I’m interested in is using nature and mindfulness techniques in my counseling approach. There’s just something magical about incorporating the great outdoors and mindfulness practices into therapy sessions. It’s like giving my clients a breath of fresh air for their minds and souls! I am looking forward to where my next experiences take me.