Past Scholarship Recipient
My name is Gabreelynn Daniels and I have recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University (c/o 2017) with an MA in Counseling, emphasis in Community Mental Health. I am a budding clinician who is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor working towards licensure.
Presently, I am a Case Manager for Covenant House California. I am working with Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) ages 18-24 at our emergency shelter. Covenant House California (CHC) provides the following services: Emergency Shelter Housing, Transitional Living Program, Mental Health services, Life Skills, Human Trafficking Outreach, Education and Employment services. Covenant House fosters confidence; encouraging young people to believe in themselves and make informed choices for their lives. In my short four months of working at CHC, I have created a therapeutic alliance for the youth on my caseload. I’m able to put my counseling skills into practice and provide a safe environment for youth to express how they feel byway of creative therapy techniques. At CHC I run a Women’s Empowerment group which focuses on sisterhood, positive self-image, maintaining healthy relationships, and helping shape young women into all that they are called to be.
I received the South Bay Business Women’s Association Scholarship, during the 2013-2014 Academic Year. At this time, I was studying abroad in Pau, France when I heard the wonderful news! My mother attended the awards ceremony and accepted the scholarship on my behalf. The South Bay Business Women’s Association has helped me unleash my potential by reminding me that I can be whoever I want to be and make an impactful change in this world. As a young Black professional, I aspire to become a positive role model for youth in my role of a mentor and eventually a Black Therapist who will give back to underserved and underrepresented communities. I am extremely grateful for having the opportunity to be selected as a recipient and join this amazing legacy for women!