Lauren Handrick, MA, LSC

Adjunct Faculty Member

As a school counselor, one of the most rewarding parts of my role is to send students out into the world, equipped with skills and knowledge to be successful in their future endeavors.  Integrating each of the domains of school counseling; academic, social/emotional and career, allow us as professionals to support the student holistically to pursue their path.  In the classroom, we examine how our own unique experiences have brought us to our current place professionally, as well as the unique challenges and barriers that others might encounter.  Activities and discussions value many different perspectives, creating a supportive space for self-reflection and growth.  

My professional experiences include working in a variety of school settings, both domestically and abroad.  Past positions include, Nonpublic counselors for Osseo Area Schools, International  University Counselor for Tarsus American College in Turkey, and currently as a College and Career Counselor and AVID Coordinator for Rogers High School.  My range of experiences have provided me with expertise college and career related programming, including building a schoolwide program.  Understanding the workings and challenges of serving a range of populations and school settings has given me with the background to provide examples and perspective for school counseling graduate students, no matter the future setting that they aim to work in.  I continue to build my own professional skills by regularly attending trainings and workshops related to my work as a school counselor. 

Through encouraging growth, curiosity and collaboration in the classroom serves my aim for every school counseling student at Adler to develop the counseling competency skills and compassion to be powerful advocates for the students they serve.  

Education: 

Adler Graduate School 

M.A. in Adlerian Counseling, Emphasis in School Counseling

University of Wisconsin - Stout

B.S. in Business Management, Communication Minor

UCLA Extension

Certificate Program in College Counseling (In Progress)

Licensure: 
LSC
Email address: 
lauren.handrick@alfredadler.edu
Professional Membership: 

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC)