Charmaine is an intern at Skylight Counseling Center and is working toward a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through National Louis University. She presently holds a Master’s of Education degree in Early Childhood Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology of Human Development with licensure to teach in the state of Illinois. While completing her undergraduate studies, she discovered an interest in psychology that quickly evolved as a love of the science.
Over the course of the past 24 years, Charmaine has worked in helping roles that include mentorship, professional development counseling, teaching, parent support, and higher education instruction. The childhood trauma she endured was a compulsory mechanism in her motivation to ensure no child was ever looked over because their wounds and trauma were not visible. Additionally, this was inspiration to be a representation that we do not have to live in our traumas and with the right support, the effects of those negative experiences can be overcome.