Compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated are a few of the words that describe the Travco Behavioral Health team. Meet Brittany Calderone, Licensed Professional Counselor at Travco. In this interview, Brittany shares her experience and what she enjoys most about being a counselor.
Tell us about your background/experience.
After completing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in2018, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor. My experience is in the field of substance abuse treatment, offering guidance and emotional support to individuals as they try to recover from addiction(s).
As a counselor at Travco, my role is to help clients navigate issues that affect their mental health. I encourage my clients to discuss their emotions and experiences to help them overcome problems. I also support clients in the process of implementing positive change in their lives. Most importantly, I provide a safe space for these individuals within a confidential setting while listening, empathizing, encouraging and helping to empower.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s fulfilling to be by a client’s side, guiding them as they work through difficulties they experience, being able to see how I have played a role in affecting the life of another individual in a positive manner and being able to provide hope to others when they feel hopeless. It’s a great feeling to be able to inspire clients to be all they are capable of being so they can go out into the world and pay it forward by helping others.
Why did you choose to become a counselor?
I have a desire to help create positive change in the world. I've always sought to help and be there for others.
What is your advice for someone who might be hesitant about seeking mental health treatment?
I would provide encouragement for an individual who may be hesitant about seeking treatment to seek out a helping hand, just as the individual may seek out help if they were physically ill. I would also provide education about treatment and how this maybe a vital process for relief/symptom reduction, emphasize the importance of practicing self-care and remind the individual of the importance of being kind and gentle to themselves as they seek out help.
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