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Review for Groupworks for Education Inc, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I started my career as a New York City guidance counselor, I felt overwhelmed to say the least! There were just so many students who needed my help and I didn't know where to begin. Luckily, I was thrown a life jacket in the form of GroupWorks. I began running a weekly group for students with the most difficult behavioral challenges, with the help of Dave Dumais, a Group Works social worker. He taught me the most valuable group counseling skills that I unfortunately did not learn through my degrees. He also taught me valuable life lessons that I still take with me. Through running this group, I knew I had to get more involved in such a spectacular organziation. I continued to further my skills by taking some of their courses and even earning my license as a mental health counselor under their supervision. My wonderful expereinces with GroupWorks truly came full circle when I became the teacher of their group course and member of their board of directors. I genuinely do not know how I would have survived my first few working years without GroupWorks. I only hope i can continue to work with them for as long as possible and that as many other people can benefit from them the way I have.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have learned skills that I use on a daily basis in my personal and professional life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing I would change about this organization! I only hope it can grow and continue to help students and professionals in many years to come.

Role:  Client Served & I was a guidance counselor and a mental health counselor in New York City.