Monica Harps-Wilson

Monica Harps-Wilson

School Based Mental Health Professional

National Counseling Group

Norfolk, VA USA

Go for what you know and what you have set your heart to. Do not allow others to discourage you.


My road in life has taken me all over.
2007 Gave birth to my son (@ 36)
2009 Went back to school (@ 39)
2017 Went to grad school (@ 46)
Finished grad school (@ 49)
Beat clinical depression (Ongoing since 1998)
Attempted suicide "survivor"
Finished ODU (started in 1988, finished in 2003)
Still striving currently...
Keep following my journey


High School
Booker T. Washington
Criminal Justice/Sociology
Old Dominion University
Human Services Counseling
Regent University
A.A.S. Paralegal Studies/Legal Administration
Tidewater Community College


School Based Mental Health Professional

I am proud to serve in various roles throughout the Human Services / Mental Health arenas.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

Typical???...what's that??? But all jokes aside, that is the beauty of what I do; there is never a dull moment and it is not a typical day environment.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Research the company and, if able, talk to someone there.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"(Self-defeating talk): grad school is expensive, don't do it You already have two degrees that have not benefitted you, why go back to school AGAIN?!!! (From others): You're in school, AGAIN??!!"

Challenges I Overcame

Mental Health Issues