Introducing a new face here at CPA!
We are very excited to welcome a new clinician to the Greensboro office! Elbert “Jay” Hawkins, III, Ph.D., LCMHC-A, NCC has served school-aged kids and young adults in the school counseling role for over 20 years and recently made the jump into private practice. He brings a wide variety of experiences and knowledge in working with this population of clients and has hit the ground running here at CPA! He prioritizes creating safe spaces with energy and understanding to help all clients reach their mental health goals. Continue reading to learn more about Jay.
Why did you choose the counseling profession?
Initially, I chose the counseling profession to be an advocate for children. However, I quickly learned advocacy is a part of the profession, but educating and promoting mental health and well-being is an even more significant part of counseling.
What population of clients do you serve? Why that group?
I serve children and young adults. Children and young adults keep you young and “on your toes!” Based on my experience, educating them on the positive effects of taking care of their mental health and managing life challenges early on will enable them to sustain a healthy way of living.
What type of work were you doing before coming to CPA?
I was a professional licensed school counselor. I served in the role for over 19 years.
If you recently moved to NC (or the GSO area), where did you move from and what will you miss the most?
I am a native to North Carolina, born and raised in the eastern part of the state. My college acceptance to UNCG brought me to the area, and I am still here.
What is something that you enjoy doing for fun?
For fun, I enjoy the company of family and close friends who have become family.
Share a fun fact about yourself!
I enjoy good food, so I am a “foodie!”
Looking for a clinician for your child? Contact the front office to see if Jay is a good fit for your family.