Harcourt graduated from Carrol Excessive Faculty in Dayton and stated she had no concept what she needed when it comes to a profession. However after taking a social work class, she stated she immediately knew what her career could be.
“After I graduated from Wright State, I used to be 21 and began on the lookout for internships,” Harcourt stated.
However as an alternative of staying in Dayton, she was referred to a place in Springfield, primarily due to her curiosity in working with the Hispanic inhabitants.
From 2007-2013, Harcourt labored for Clark County Youngsters’s Providers, performing numerous duties from visiting youngsters residing in foster care to eradicating youngsters from unsafe properties. She was ultimately employed to a full-time place and finally determined to pursue a grasp’s diploma in social administration.
With all these balls within the air, Harcourt’s schedule was remarkably busy. Then in 2010, she was recognized with Hodgkin lymphoma after having respiratory points and a fever. Enlarged lymph nodes have been later decided to be cancerous. Harcourt continued to work and attend courses whereas going by chemotherapy and radiation for six months, ultimately going into remission.
In 2013, Harcourt started working as a behavioral well being therapist for Rocking Horse Group Well being in Springfield, which makes a speciality of working with the underserved communities in Springfield.
Nonetheless, the COVID-19 pandemic modified every thing for Harcourt, who determined to search for extra alternatives to work remotely after the lockdown in 2020 compelled her to remain house.
“I made a decision to use for a social work place with Thriveworks in Dayton,” Harcourt stated. “I used to be instantly drawn to the thought of offering on-line remedy and making it simpler for folks to get the assistance they want.”
At the moment, Harcourt continues her job with Rocking Horse Group Well being but in addition works half time as a social employee for Thriveworks, an organization providing each in-person and on-line appointments for people fighting a myriad of psychological well being issues. She makes a speciality of treating nervousness, despair, trauma and post-traumatic stress dysfunction.
“Firms like Thriveworks have supplied simpler entry for those who need assistance,” Harcourt stated. “On-line companies are much less nerve-racking for the shoppers and the therapists.”
Harcourt additionally confirms what skilled research revealed – folks typically skilled extra nervousness and extra despair than ever earlier than throughout 2020 and 2021.
“I’ve seen a lot excessive nervousness and it isn’t going away anytime quickly,” Harcourt stated. “Now we have a whole bunch of individuals ready for care and, sarcastically, therapists are all overworked and have to look at our personal stress ranges.”
That is particularly essential for most cancers survivors, like Harcourt, who stays in remission after her most cancers was caught within the early stage. She consistently works to maintain steadiness between her skilled and private life. And spending time along with her dad and mom, who dwell in Beavercreek, is significant to her personal psychological well being. She has additionally been a single mum or dad since 2020 and is elevating an 8-year-old son.
“Group psychological well being is nerve-racking however can be very rewarding,” Harcourt stated. “My coronary heart is in Dayton, and I’d actually love to maneuver again there at some point.”
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