My mission: To get my master’s degree in mental health counseling at Northwestern in order to provide my own unique brand of clinical HR therapy. I’ll be even more equipped to do what I’ve been doing for decades: supporting professionals of all roles and ranks as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of work life.
I’d be so grateful if you’d consider supporting my back-to-school journey by giving the gift of It’s Britta HR Therapy sessions to a friend, a colleague, or even yourself. Or, you might help me give back by donating sessions to those without access to HR resources.
Over the years, employees have often opened up to me about mental health challenges like anxiety, panic attacks, depression, alcoholism, suicidal thoughts and sexual abuse. Time and time again employees have left our meetings saying, “That felt like HR therapy!” That notion has become increasingly compelling to me, and in order to realize it, I applied and was accepted to Northwestern University to earn a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.
I join the Fall 2023 cohort and will graduate in Spring of 2026. I will continue to work full-time while taking classes part-time, so that I can evolve from coach to counselor, and combine my human resources insight and expertise with clinical therapy.
If you’d like to know more about my decision to study mental health, here are excerpts from my application to Northwestern:
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