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MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association

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Featured Member Profile

Welcome to MaMHCA’s Featured Member Profile, spotlighting 1 MaMHCA member each month. The Profiles include information that we hope will highlight the work of individual LMHCs and also let members and other visitors to our site become acquainted with the range of expertise and professionalism of LMHCs as mental health service providers. 

Posting categories also encourage sharing information that is educational and informative for mental health counseling graduate students, individuals who are starting out as professionals, and individuals who may be interested in joining the field.

The postings categories include: Name, License, Graduate School, How Long a MaMHCA Member, Current Job, Area of Specialty Practice (if any), First Job in Field, Special Professional Accomplishments/Activities (e.g. Publications, Workshops, Trainings, Awards, Speaking Engagements), What I Like Best About Being an LMHC, Hardest Part About Being an LMHC, Advice I Would Give to Someone Starting in This Field, and a PDF/JPG Photo (optional). 

► Member "Raise Your Profile" submissions can be made online.


Featured Member

Name:  Karin Schroeder-Nothaft

What graduate school did you attend?  Rosalind Franklin University Chicago

How long have you been a MaMHCA Member?  3 years

Current Job and area of Specialty Practice:  Owner & Clinical Director of Surmount Center for Cognitive Behavioral Health in Lexington.

What was your first job in the field?  Practicum at the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center in Chicago

Special Professional Accomplishments or Activities:  Received the Dean's award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Clinical Psychology.  Presented and ECT workshop at regional, national and international conferences, such as ADAA

What do you like Best about being an LMHC?  I love joining each of my clients on their journey

What is the Hardest part about being an LMHC?  Work-Life-Balance

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the field?  Stay present in the moment, aware of subtle changes in the client and care.