As the daughter of a parent with bipolar disorder, Corie Lee Loiselle
knows about the stigma associated with mental illness, and has
seen and experienced the profound impact that it can have on
individuals and their families. Her ambition is to make a difference in
the lives of those who are suffering from the disorder.
In 2009, Corie graduated magna cum laude with her BA in
psychology from California State University, Northridge. Today, she
is a graduate student in the joint School Counseling/Marriage and
Family Therapy masters program at CSU Northridge. Corie has interned
at schools and community mental health agencies working with
diverse clients. She is currently working on her masters thesis,
which will examine issues related to reducing the stigma of mental
illness and the promotion of positive mental health.
After completing her masters degree, Corie will pursue licensure
as a marriage and family therapist. She then hopes to pursue a
PhD program in counseling psychology and eventually work as an
educator, researcher, and clinician.