Ally Bauman

Hometown: Pleasant Ridge, MA

Program: MA

Book I would recommend: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  

Favorite quote: “A goal without an action plan is a daydream.” Nathaniel Branden  

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am an enormous animal lover! I would love to have a small “farm” where animals could live harmoniously and without fear. Ideally, there would be a few goats, chickens, a potbelly pig or two, a pair of donkeys, and my two cairn terriers, Josie and Harriet. 
What is a cause you’re passionate about? I feel very passionate about empowering young girls and women to feel confident in their self-worth and capabilities to be independent, successful, and secure. Too often there are young females who turn to abusive individuals or dangerous lifestyles because they don’t believe in themselves or know how to leverage resources available to them for support.
Why did you choose to attend MSP? I have wanted to complete my MA in clinical psychology for a very long time. The momentum of life and demands of day to day prevented me from doing that until I found MSP. Their flexible programs and the ability to graduate in just under a year, coupled with a lovely, supportive faculty and an intimate campus, made me feel right at home and I knew I had made the right choice.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? Once I am fully licensed, I would like to practice in a group that values humanistic therapy and personal growth. I would love to work with women toward the above mentioned goals of helping them to instill self-reliance, confidence and self-worth. I would like to become involved with community outreach groups as well to expand my exposure and maximize any benefit or support I can offer.

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