Introducing Montel Epperson and Jerrika Henderson
About our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Interns
Bachelors in Psychology, MTSU
Bachelors in Psychology, University of Arkansas
I’m Montel Epperson and I’m from Jackson, TN. I received my B.S. in Psychology from MTSU and currently working on my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Memphis. I entered this field because I love seeing others achieve personal success, especially related to their mental health. The reality is almost everybody wants to achieve success, but we all need a little help getting there.
My name is Jerrika Henderson, I am currently pursuing my master’s in clinical mental health counseling. I chose to intern at OUTMemphis because I believe in the power of community and advocacy. For a flower to bloom, seeds must be planted first, and then you must water it and give it sunshine daily. This flower is a representation of our community so when we see it, it is all our responsibility to care for it. Like lending a helping hand, it is our duty to never let anyone fall behind when we can help them. My approach to counseling is holistic. I find that it is best to break barriers from the inside out. How we feel about ourselves typically transferers to our physical appearance and mental state. When we are at peace with our past, we live a healthier and enjoyable life. My goal for all clients is for them to recognize the progress they make and use that to continue pushing forward. Counseling is not a place to feel defeated, it is a place to become who you were always meant to be and Bloom!
In Other News:
OUTFlix @ the Drive-In
OUTFlix @ the Drive-in
There is still time to purchase your OUTFlix Film Festival tickets for Thursday, October 8th at the Malco Summer Drive-in! The double feature starts 7pm. Beginning at 6pm at our office across the street from the drive-in, we will be hosting a drive-through reception. Swing by to stock up on snacks and snap a quick photo. We will have our OUTMemphis merchandise available for purchase as well as the remaining 2020Solidarity Posters that we have on hand if you missed your opportunity to purchase them the first round. The first twenty people to arrive at the drive-through reception will also receive a FREE limited edition holographic OUTMemphis sticker. We hope to see you there!