Olamide Awoyemi, Counselor MS

Email: olamide.awoyemi@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-424-0883

Counseling Philosophy

I am committed to the educational mission of North Hennepin Community College by supporting the diverse and changing needs of its students in a safe, enriching and engaging environment that would contribute to their academic, emotional and mental well-being. As they achieve success in their academic, personal, and professional goals; my role is to serve as a resource to the students and I hope to increase the students' self-awareness through the counseling process. I believe in treating each individual with sincerity, encouragement, kindness, respect, empathy, and dignity in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Education

Minnesota State University Mankato, BS-Clinical Psychology; Minnesota State University Mankato; MS-Counseling Student Personnel with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling

Samantha Schendzielos, Counselor, MS

Email: samantha.schendzielos@nhcc.edu
Phone: 763-424-0798

Counseling Philosophy

Counseling is a journey of self-exploration by the student, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor I act as the guide or facilitator of this journey to help enable change. I do not act as the expert on the student's life. My goal is to create a safe place in which students can explore what is getting in the way of their success and/or happiness. I approach each student with respect, authenticity, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.

Education

St Cloud State University, BS-Business; St Cloud State University, MS- College Counseling & Student Development