Calli Johnson

Hometown: Stanwood, MI

Program: MA

Book I would recommend: The Illustrated Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living by Russ Harris

Favorite Quote:

“He who would do battle with the many-headed hydra of human nature must pay a world of pain & his family must pay it along with him! & only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean! Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?” David Mitchell

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

When I started undergraduate, I wanted to be a professional photojournalist with National Geographic. After one semester of classes, I decided photography was more of a hobby than a profession.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I’m extremely passionate about LGBTQ+ causes which gives me an opportunity to practice intersectional feminism.

Why did you choose MSP?

I read Dr. Moustakas’s book when working on my thesis research and fell in love with phenomenology. After a different doctoral program did not match with my philosophy, I found MSP and couldn’t think of a better place to go to focus on developing my therapeutic skills at a Masters level.

What do you plan to do with your degree?

I would like to work with LGBTQ+ youth and adults in either a community mental health or private practice setting.

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