Leila Karam | LMHC, LADC I
Graduate, Master's in counseling program* & Doctor of Psychoanalysis
Before studying at BGSP, alumna Leila Karam directed a group home for adults with a broad range of psychiatric diagnoses. But, she says, “Even though I had a master’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in substance and alcohol counseling, I did not feel equipped to handle the various issues that I was facing with the residents and the staff at the group home which I had been directing. My prior training did not equip me to deal with the emotional issues of the patients.”
Then Ms. Karam earned her Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Counseling from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. “My training at BGSP,” she says, “prepared me to work successfully with patients with a variety of diagnoses, including the emotional life of the patients as well as the feelings they arouse in the people who treat them. This is important for working in such a fast-paced environment.”
*This degree is now entitled Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.