Britney De La Fuente
I feel like I have been placed exactly where I need to be right now. I wanted to get into counseling for what could be called selfish reasons: I wanted to understand the loss of my mother to bipolar disorder. However, I have come to realize that I was more searching for understanding of myself. I harbored a lot of resentment and anger about “why me” and the difficulties I had to face, and obstacles to overcome just to be like everyone else. That being said, about three or four years ago, I realized I had been learning from what I went through. I wanted to take this knowledge and share it with others. So, I enrolled I grad school and began to finish my Counseling degree that I had abandoned so many years ago.
The first thing I learned, is that it could always be worse. Who am I to sit there and complain about my problems, when somebody else has it ten times worse? Another thing it taught me was gratitude. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have been given, not only in attending school and obtaining my degree, but in the ability to give back, and use some of my gained perspective from my own experiences to hopefully help at least one other person in my lifetime. There’s a part of me that needs to give back and teach what I have learned (both in school and in life), and that part of me is deeply gratified by seeing even the smallest change and improvement in the lives of others.
- Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Life Coach