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Earned Psychology degree while her husband served in Iraq; seeks political career to assist children in low-income neighborhoods

Dissertations can be one of the most challenging components of graduate school. Completing a well written dissertation demands a great amount of a student's time and concentration. For 2006 Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area graduate Dr. Veneisha Scott-Johnson, finishing her dissertation took great strength, focus and determination. Johnson never let the stress and worries of her husband fighting a war in Iraq or her pregnancy hinder her educational endeavors.

Johnson, a counseling psychology graduate, sought consolation in her family and faculty at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area. "I found comfort in my education," explains Johnson. "Argosy University understood my circumstances and provided me with unconditional support and supplied me with everything I needed to succeed."

What initially attracted Johnson to the counseling psychology program was the flexibility offered in class scheduling. "I was also very pleased with the smaller classroom sizes, the diversity of students and the assortment of experience possessed by my peers," explains Johnson who currently serves as a clinician working with children.

Having the opportunity to practice what it would be like in a real counseling session while attending Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area, Johnson was able to gain practical application within her field of study. "I enjoyed the fact that classes were not solely based on research. From practice counseling sessions, I got to picture the different populations that I would be working with," says Johnson.

The comfort received from her education is what propels Johnson forward and keeps her focused on the future, despite the challenging circumstances that life sometimes presents. Since receiving her counseling psychology degree from Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area, she plans to enroll in law school in hopes of becoming a politician in the near future. "I would like to bring more awareness and funding for children facing mental health issues, especially children in low-income neighborhoods. My overall goal is simply to create change, and there is a community of people out there that need my help."

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