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ACACI 2019 Counselor of the Year

Marcia James, LPC honored at the Illinois Counseling Association Conference

Counselor of the Year honors a counselor exhibiting a commitment to serving children and adolescents in Illinois with best practices and exemplary standards.


Marcia James, LPC has over a decade serving as a school counselor in the south suburbs of Chicago, in which time she has instituted many groups and programs, as well as training numerous school counselor interns now working at other schools.  Her students appreciate her open and straightforward counseling style and the compassion and time she puts into her work with youth. She coordinates mentor programs, and sponsors peer mediation in addition to her other counseling responsibilities.  Marcia has graduate degrees in both school counseling and educational leadership and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in counselor education at Governors State University while still working full-time as a school counselor.  Her dissertation research is around the mental health needs of students.

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