Jaylah (she/her/hers) graduated with a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in sociology from UNCG in 2021. After graduating, Jaylah worked as a child welfare social worker before returning to school. She gained experience working with children and families and learned about many challenges that both children and adults experience. Jaylah is now a second-year master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at UNCG.
During her first year in the Counseling Program, Jaylah completed a practicum experience in which she provided individual counseling to UNCG students. This experience helped her build basic counseling skills and taught the importance of building a strong, therapeutic relationship with clients. Jaylah worked with clients facing concerns like depression, anxiety, stress, relationship challenges, and life transitions. She also completed a Counseling Children and Adolescents course, where she learned skills and interventions for counseling youth. Jaylah uses a Person-Centered approach to counseling, meaning that she uses empathy, authenticity, and acceptance of the client however they show up to any session. She strives to create a warm, judgment-free space where clients feel comfortable sharing and processing their experiences. Jaylah appreciates that each client is unique and aims to make clients from all backgrounds feel accepted for who they are.
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