“I’m a different person than I was when I came here!” As I walked the halls of the graduate campus, showing a perspective student our campus and introducing her to some of our current students, it struck me how each student I saw, commented on a similar theme. Each student came here to study counseling. What they received became so much more than just earning a degree. It changed their lives.
Don’t get me wrong. Alliance Graduate School of Counseling does a great job with their master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. But what God does with each student’s story changes everything. Students begin to make sense of past wounds and develop the ability to move on. Courage grows, stuck areas are addressed, and new freedom is experienced. A perspective is “reframed” to gain added insight. Things begin to make sense that didn’t make sense before.
One student said: “As a newlywed who instantly became a mother of three children, I felt overwhelmed and inadequate as a new wife and mom. In the counseling program here, I learned information that helps couples step into new roles in a way that builds strength in relationships. In teaching me to help others, I was actually learning how to help myself. This program has not just made me a better person it made me a better wife and mother.”
God met her here, in her place of need.
What’s your story? Are you hoping to make your life count and make sense beyond what you currently see? Do you have a passion for bringing healing to wounded people? Come check out Alliance Graduate School of Counseling if you answered “yes” to either of these questions. As my pastor often says, “God does what He does for His glory, other’s good, and your joy.” Maybe that idea is developed here. Maybe you’re one of the people I’ll see in the hall who echoes a similar theme. “God changed my life while I was at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.” Maybe you’ll go out from here, bringing the same hope and healing to others. Make your story count! Dream big dreams, take small steps. Allow God to use your life’s defining moments for His glory, other’s good, and your joy.
Luanne McGann works at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and Light the Way Counseling Center as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a 2013 graduate of AGSC.