Aaron Mclellan

Olena Fitzgerald, Intern

(Statewide Telehealth)

My name is Olena. I am a Ukrainian-American and have been an Arkansan for eleven years. I am a second-year graduate student in the Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Central Arkansas. I have two beautiful daughters (10 and 6). Raising kids has taught me lessons that will guide me for the rest of my life. The most important lesson I learned, though, is that no matter what seemingly silly and upright ridiculous problems my kids cry over on a daily basis, they still deserve attention and compassion, and they deserve to be heard, understood, and supported.

My husband and I love traveling and experiencing new things. We visited over a dozen countries and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. I love reading, playing mindless phone games, and rearranging my living room furniture on a regular basis. I love art, photography, fashion design, and LEGOs. I love learning new languages to be able to understand people and the world better. I can open a can with a knife, and that, my dear reader, is a skill worth mentioning. In all honesty and seriousness, a career in counseling has been my life-long pursuit. I am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better, so the world might become less of a confusing place.