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Nashville Alum Counsels Children and Teens Who’ve Survived Abuse

Jamie Staggs spends her days counseling children and teens who have survived physical and/or sexual abuse. She began this position after completing an internship and field experience at Kid’s Place, A Child Advocacy Center.  The internship and experience were a requirement of her master’s degree program—and led to her being offered a position to counsel both children and their non-offending caregivers. She also assists in grant writing, working with clinical interns, and fundraising. 

"I decided to return to school because I want to teach and supervise one day. After having worked in the mental health field, the need for qualified, ethical mental health counselors was obvious," said Jamie. "I realized that I wanted to help people and needed a job that was emotionally rewarding." 

"One of the things I most love [about Argosy University] is the professors at the Nashville campus. It is obvious to me how invested they are in my education and professional development. All of my professors have been very motivating, and I appreciate the real life experiences they bring to the classroom. I know that I am receiving a quality education and have already been able to use the knowledge gained in the Ed.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program in my professional life."

Jamie, who in 2014 earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Nashville, is now working toward a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision at the same campus.

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