A. Karina Resendiz
I am Karina, a passionate Latina and traditional Catholic. Hola a todos! My passion is to work with people and that is why I am now in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling grad program. I have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish translation and interpretation. I grew up in Toluca Mexico. Half of my education happened in Mexico and the other half in California; I completed my high school and undergraduate education in Cal State Long Beach. Now I am about to star my second year living in Steubenville and I am loving this side of the country! I am not 100% sure of what I will be doing after I complete my Master’s program but I am completely devoted to serve God and follow His will. I am open to anything He wants me to do.
Being in grad school, having a calling to become a counselor, and being a practicing Christian Catholic, all these aspects kind of do drive me to be a Pastoral counselor. So far I know two things that Pastoral Counseling is not; it is not spiritual guidance and it is not counseling for the clergy only. Pastoral counselors are interested in people having mental health and spiritual health, like I mentioned in my previous writing, we also care for your soul.Details
Taking care of your self implies taking care of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects; for example nutrition, leisure activities, emotions, relationships, etc. Counseling may assist in taking care of your mental well-being which affects your emotional and physical health. The point that I am trying to make is that a clinical counselor helps you take care of your life, and so, who helps you take care of your soul?Details