About Veranda Hillard Charleston

Veranda received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She has nearly five years of experience as a trained mental health professional. As a freelance writer, Veranda creates quality content for topics such as mental health, self-help, general health, fitness, and relationships. Off-line, Veranda conducts psychological assessments of children and adults in a private-practice setting.

Contributions include:

  • What Kind of Therapist Are You?
    One of the most significant and revealing aspects of your graduate education will be discerning your theoretical orientation. As you progress through your graduate training, you will take a course – or many courses – that will explain …
  • Top 30 Ways to Use Social Media for Your Graduate Education
    Social media matters – even in grad school. If you are thinking about earning a master’s degree in psychology, or any field, you need to closely examine your online presence. Based on a Kaplan Test Prep survey of 38 of the top 50 …
  • Top 10 Positive Psychology TED Talks
    As Christopher Peterson so eloquently explained, “If positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all.” While traditional psychology …
  • Taking Time Off After the Bachelors? Boost Your CV During Your Break from School
    Are you thinking about taking some time off after you walk across the stage to receive your bachelor’s degree? Many students take a break from their studies for a number of reasons. However, this break doesn’t mean you’re not just …
  • Should I Take the GRE Psychology Subject Test?
    The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, is a necessary rite-of-passage for many students attempting to gain access to a master’s degree program in psychology. The test provides a general measure of your ability to excel in graduate study, and …
  • Psychologists vs. Psychiatrists
    Ever wonder what the difference is between psychologists and psychiatrists? Maybe you have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and you are not sure which destination you’re interested in as a career. Or, maybe you need mental health …
  • Do This to Not Bomb Your Psychology Graduate School Interview!
    Congratulations! You have just been invited to interview at one of your top choice master’s degree programs in psychology! Getting an interview means that this school is, at least, mildly interested in you and your application. Go ahead and …
  • Different Types of Psychology Degree Programs
    Are you considering majoring in psychology? Getting a degree in psychology is a rewarding choice for many students around the world. Not only are psychology majors granted the unique opportunity to improve the lives of those around them, they can …
  • Developing A GRE Study Plan Tailored To You and Your Choice Schools
    If you are interested in pursuing higher education in the field of psychology, there is, at least, one common denominator to gaining entrance into your preferred graduate program: the GRE. Whether this is your first time around, or you’re …
  • Choosing a Psychology Graduate Program 101
    Enrolling in graduate school for psychology deepens your knowledge and skills in the field and increases your earning potential within a host of career paths. For example, according to U.S. News & World Report, the median earnings for those with …
  • Best Strategies for Juggling Family, Work and Grad School
    Let’s face it. Sometimes, graduate school is your whole life. You disappear into those hallowed halls and emerge about two years later with greater career prospects and a deeper appreciation for writing and research. And, sometimes, your …
  • Best 7 Tips for Succeeding as a Psychology Graduate Student
    You did it. You made extra good grades, you fostered relationships with undergraduate faculty in order to get blush-worthy recommendation letter, you maximized on any and every opportunity to get additional training and experience in psychology that …
  • 15 Top Myths about a Career in Psychology
    The world outside of psychology has forever been intrigued with exactly what clinicians within the field do. Assumptions run amok regarding awesome powers of mind-reading and other science fictional techniques. If you’re a psychology student, …
  • 15 Career Options for Licensed Professional Counselors
    Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) are professionals who administer psychotherapy services to a number of populations. Depending on the state of licensure, this designation may also be known as licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs). LPCs …
  • 10 Degrees to Combine with Psychology for a Rewarding Career
    Want a way to create a dynamic career that opens various doors? If you are thinking about earning a master’s degree in psychology, you should also consider the option of earning additional training in another area. Getting graduate training in …

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