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Share my why
TO TAKE THE STIGMA AWAY from individuals with disabilities.
If you look at anything I do, you will notice that all pathways lead back to my WHY"—
Adrienne Robinson, Ed.D, CRC
Graduate Coordinator and Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
THE FOUNDATION of my profession.
Dede Norungolo, CRC, LPC, LAC, ADC
Outpatient Therapist and Owner, Reintegrate Counseling
ACCOUNTABILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM for what I love to do.
“Having found the field of rehabilitation counseling by accident initially, I am SUPER proud to say that I have enjoyed more than 30 years of work experience with persons with disabilities."
Kenyotta Eugene Cross, Ed. D., CRC, NCC
Education Programs Administrator at the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
I CONTINUE TO LEARN AND GROW My education did not stop after graduating.
Kate Kline, PhD, CRC, LPC
Associate Professor - Rehabilitation Counseling
MY CRC IS THE HEART OF MY CORE VALUES that guides my career.
"I obtained my CRC in 1999 when I was helping people with disabilities to find jobs and keep their independence. Since that time, my career has taken me in many different directions, but no matter what, it has always been a personal requirement to me that I maintain my CRC."
Kimberly Pfingstag, CRC
Manager, Occupational Care and Recovery
I WAS INFLUENCED INTO THE REHABILITATION FIELD by my own rehabilitation counselor.
Isaac Beavers, CRC
Regional Director, Huntsville Regional Center
Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT and every day allows me the opportunity to make a difference in many individual’s lives.
Robert Froehlich, Ed.D., CRC, LPC
The George Washington University
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of people as a CRC.
“I had the opportunity to work with a client who was blind at birth. He dreamed of owning his own business but never thought it would come true. My education as a CRC and my knowledge of assistive work technology helped the rehabilitation team make his dream of becoming a business owner a reality.”
Dr. Randy Medeiros
I CHERISH THE SUPPORT I get from the CRC staff.
“I’ve had my CRC certification since 2002. My prior employer didn’t require the CRC to maintain or promote within the agency. I kept my CRC for 20 years in spite of this because I've always been proud to have it and I never wanted an opportunity to pass me by because I didn’t have it.”
Marlene Swarts, M.A., CRC
Helen Keller National Center (HKNC)
STUDENTS ARE ACHIEVING their goals with a CRC’s strengths-based approach.
“Young adults with intellectual disabilities want the same things their peers without disabilities want: meaningful work, living as independently as possible, and taking their place within their community. With a CRC’s strengths-based, rather than deficits-based approach, our students are achieving their goals.”
Sue Reeves MRC, CRC, LVRC
Licensed/Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Aggies Elevated at Utah State University
ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I made for my career.
“I landed a paid internship as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor without even knowing what the job entailed. I fell in love with the work and the reward that came from helping individuals reach independence through innovative vocational programs. Becoming a CRC was one of the best decisions I made for my career.”
Rene Dell, MA, LPC, NCC, CRC
GIVING BACK is the greatest gift of all.
“For me, it’s watching individuals walk in at the beginning of their journey with their heads down and nervous, and walk out the door upon the completion of their Pre-ETS training, Placement, On-The-Job trainings, and/or Post-Secondary Education and seeing the accomplishment on their faces. That’s when you feel your job matters.”
Shaina Cox, M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, CRC
VR Consultant with Vocational Rehabilitation
PAY IT FORWARD to support others as they learn to overcome obstacles.
“In my role as a CRC at Vocational Rehabilitation in Oregon, I have the opportunity to serve as a conduit of information. From what others teach me, I can pay it forward to support others as they learn to overcome obstacles and achieve successful outcomes.”
Renata M Beck, MS, CRC
MY PASSION MEETS PURPOSE to serve individuals with disabilities.
“A Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification goes far beyond the title. Counseling is where my passion meets purpose to serve individuals with disabilities. It is an honor to be a part of a welcoming, nurturing, and distinguished body of counselors across the country. ”
Simone Hicks, Ph.D., CRC
NOBLE AND MEANINGFUL calling we are blessed to perform.
“Being able to directly help someone achieve (or restore) their independence and dignity, meaning and purpose, structure and stability, and overcome obstacles and barriers such as major mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, homelessness, and community isolation, makes this profession unique and powers me every day.”
Eric Kulesza, MBA, MA, CRC, CADC, LPC
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
THE JOURNEY has been so rewarding.
“As a mother of someone differently-abled, I became an advocate before I stepped into the Vocational Rehabilitation field. I developed Whole Latte Love Cafe, a place that provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to learn transferable customer service skills. What I learned from the field will help facilitate a path for my daughter and her peers.”
Beth A. Humbert, M. Ed., CRC, CESP
Founder / Executive Director
Whole Latte Love Cafe
RECOGNIZE AND EMPHASIZE the value of work as a therapeutic intervention.
Trenton Landon, Ph.D., CRC
EDUCATE THE PUBLIC about disability.
Treye Rosenberger, Ph.D, CRC, LMHC, NCC
PRACTICE SPECIALIZED AND SPECIFIC to individuals with disabilities.
Amanda Tashjian, PhD, CRC, LPC (AZ), LCPC (IL)
CERTIFICATION ENSURES THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISABILITES are working with the highest quality of rehabilitation counselors available
Whitney Doyle, MNM, CP
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc.
MY CRC HAS PROVIDED UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES in career advancement.
Catherina Rozario M.A., M.S., CRC
VR Area Supervisor
FL Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
I WANTED TO HELP BUSINESSES CREATE policies and procedures that were inclusive.
"I’ve been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2011. I’ve worked for three state rehabilitation agencies and three Fortune 500 companies. I decided to work as a CRC in the private sector because I wanted to change the culture from within."
Dr. James F. McNeil
Disability and Leave Services (DLS) Compliance Consultant