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Personal Counseling - Meet the Counselors

My name is Deb Hibbard and I am a licensed and certified clinical social worker and credentialed Distance Counselor.  It has been an interesting journey deciding this is what I want to do – as I grow up.  I have driven a school bus, owned a rare book business, and taught industrial arts to youth in a residential treatment center and many other things. I thought I wanted to be an opera singer, a writer and a computer programmer and drove everyone close to me crazy with my mind changing.  We all survived and I finally figured it out and love my work.  I see myself as a mentor, coach, teacher, and map reader once my client figures out where they want to go.  I feel very fortunate to work with the students at BCC.

Hi, my name is Melissa Martin and I am a social worker new to the world of academia. I am excited to see what life here on campus has in store for me and to help you succeed in your academic journey. A little bit about me: I have spent many years working with youth in the community in various program settings: after school programming, outpatient mental health facilities and inpatient diagnostic centers. My professional career path has also taken me down the road of working with dually diagnosed adults in employment settings, female victims of domestic violence as well as substance abuse prevention programming. My professional and non-professional path has always included helping others- well, maybe not always- there was a four hour gig at a bagel shop that didn’t pan out too well, but anyway I love what I do. I am excited to be here and I look forward to meeting you. Stop on by!