overcomes afflictions by holding on to HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE.
excerpt from The Journey Continues: Stories of a Survivor
Siah Bonita Hagin, MSEd. MHC is a School Counselor with the New York City Department of Education. Her love of working in the mental health field grew from her love of psychology. Ms. Hagin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1995 from York College. She earned two Master’s degrees from Long Island University, Masters of Science in Education in Guidance and Counseling as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She also obtained her Certification in Family Counseling and School Administration.
Ms. Hagin has a passion of working with children and families and has worked for NYC Department of Education for the past 14 years. Her experience includes The Administration for Children Services for seven years as a child welfare specialist before pursuing her degree to become a School Counselor. In 2003 she left ACS to work with the New York City school system as school counselor. In 2011, with a passion for pouring into the lives of girls, she established Real Girls Real Feelings, an empowerment curriculum guided girls group for girls ages 9 and 10 years of age .
As a survivor of child hood sexual abuse she shares her stories of struggle, faith and healing in her first book The Journey Continues.