My mission as a school counselor and counselor educator is to create a comprehensive program that empowers all students to challenge themselves to meet their fullest potential. I believe that a school counseling/counselor education program should address the academic, career, and social/emotional developmental needs of students. This is best achieved with the involvement of parents, families, staff, and community members that are engaged in the learning process. I am committed to upholding the highest ethical and legal standards, as well as participating in professional development to keep up to date with the best practices in counseling realm.
My name is Dr. Alfreda Carmichael and I am passionate about assisting people in reaching their full academic potential. I'd received my Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP) at Argosy University in 2016. School Counselor Graduate Certificate at Regent University in 2021. Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and Dual Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in Criminal Justice and African American History. I'd served in the United States Air Force before transferring and later retiring as a United States Marine Corps Officer. While in the military I deployed to multiple locations to include combat deployment to Iraq. My experiences includes working in transitional homes for ex-federal male prisoners as a case manager, preventative youth counselor for intercity female high school students, vocational rehabilitation evaluator, the State of North Carolina juvenile detention center counselor, college counselor, and professor.
"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has—or ever will have—something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."