Elizabeth Madariaga, M.A.E.
Sexual Assault Services Coordinator
Office: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
UCC 175C: University Experience
UCC 176C: UE Special Topics
As you can tell by receiving my undergraduate in psychology, then my graduate in mental health counseling from Western Kentucky University, I am a true Big Red fan! I came “home” in December of 2003 as a staff counselor and the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for campus. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I get to do lots of really cool stuff with my job including individual counseling and outreach. I have a special interest in sexual assault and violence. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, music, movies and my latest craze is the Wii! Oh, and did I mention that I think BIG RED ROCKS!! I love a good laugh but most importantly, life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
I approach the students I work with on an individual, distinctive perspective. No two people are alike so something that might work for someone, might NOT work for someone else. To me, counseling is finding an expression and being challenged through a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment. Counseling is the opportunity for a person to be real and honest. I’m very eclectic in my approach but often focus on accepting personal responsibility and choices, which is consistent with humanistic theories and reality therapy. I strive for the comfort of the student to build rapport and to focus on the needs of the student.
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