September : Claudine Rozsa
I am currently studying Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. I wanted to be apart of CPLA’s team because they’re welcoming, supportive and an inspiring agency that helps communities. I love traveling, trying new food, being surrounded by good people and taking care of myself. I love working with CPLA because I feel the support and love this agency has for helping others. In 10 years, I hope to see myself still traveling the world, living in a beautiful city and being a professor at a university helping future clinicians, while still seeing clients. I love working in the mental health field. I feel so lucky that I get to love the work I do while being surrounded by other inspiring people. I thrive to keep growing and learning about the world, culture and people. I hope to change the world by being authentic and hopefully inspiring others to be their authentic self. I also hope to inspire my clients in letting them know that there is a safe space for them to be accepted and get help.
October: Wendy Palma
I am in my final year at Mount Saint Marys University, Los Angeles. I am pursuing a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy with an !Enlaces! certification, which prepares me to provide adequate and culturally competent treatment to the Spanish-speaking community. I selected CPLA to complete my traineeship due to their passion for introducing counseling services to schools to support children through their development. I am a registered behavioral technician and have been working with children on the spectrum for over three years. I enjoy reading about varying subjects, spending time with friends, practicing yoga and meditation. I sincerely appreciate CPLA's openhearted and encouraging environment, which promotes growth and advancement for clinicians entering the field. In ten years, I see myself holding a Doctorate in Psychology and having a private practice. Additionally, I would love to help first-generation students by supporting them further in their education and other areas that allows them to reach their goals. I hope to profoundly impact children and families' lives in a meaningful way to help them believe and trust in the power within themselves.