In addition to my private practice, I also work in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office at the Medical University of South Carolina. In that capacity, I counsel students who attend the various graduate schools at MUSC (medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy).
Previously, I was a Needs Assessment Counselor at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, a local private psychiatric hospital. In that role, I worked with patients facing acute mental health issues. I've also worked with students at the College of Charleston's counseling center. I have additional experience counseling military prisoners at the Consolidated Naval Brig in North Charleston. My first counseling experience was as a volunteer with the United Way's 211 Hotline.
My international travel has influenced my work as a counselor by exposing me to other cultures, customs, and adventures. I've visited more than 100 different countries and all seven continents. Here's an article that I wrote about my trip to North Korea in 2015:
The counseling process often involves getting out of your comfort zone. I've tried to put that into practice in my own life by trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the base camp of Mount Everest. I've also run marathons, skydived, hang-glided and scuba-dived. The one thing I won't do is bungee-jumping.
In 2012, I spent four months in Armenia completing a fellowship with Kiva.org (an organization that promotes micro-finance lending in developing countries). These are two blogs that I wrote about my time as a Kiva Fellow:
Ward Lassoe, LPC
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Therapist / Life Coach