"There are quite a few other students who are just like I am. They just want to help someone, to make a difference."
Tracey Rasmussen always wanted to help people. She said she’s long empathized with others who have shared their problems but didn’t have the skills to help them. Earning a master’s in clinical mental health counseling, she said, will empower her to make an impact in other people’s lives. “I was drawn to this program in order to gain those tools so I can hopefully make a difference,” Rasmussen said.
It’s also been encouraging to work with other students who are also focused on earning their education so they can help others. “Personally, it’s been nice to know there are quite a few other students who are just like I am,” she said. “They just want to help someone, to make a difference.”