Lanice Bennett, M.S., LPC-S, NCC
Associate Director - Strategic Initiatives
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
- M.S., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
- B.S., Animal Science, Texas A&M University
License and Certification
- Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, No. 63126
- National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, No. 279562
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I approach counseling from a holistic viewpoint, believing that students have multiple facets and challenges during these years on campus. From academics, to career, to personal concerns, each piece makes the student who he or she is and will become. My clinical interests include relationships and personal growth/identity development.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
I believe that systematic oppression of all marginalized groups negatively impacts everyone. We lose in areas of creativity, contributions, perspectives, connection, leadership, and personal growth, to only name a few. The diversity of people who make up our society allows for a rich experience of life that is lost when we create systems that benefit some while denying others. I don’t consider myself an ‘ally’ as that creates a category of ‘separate from.’ While I might not always know someone’s journey, I want to be in that fight with you, not separate from you. I commit to staying open to learning about my own biases, hearing your story, and seeing you, in everything that you share with me.
Approach to Supervision
My approach to supervision is a mix of support and gentle feedback with a healthy dose of laughter thrown in. I believe that the growth we undergo in the counseling profession often mirrors the journey our clients go through, gaining insight into our patterns and behaviors, and then determining how to be more congruent. I use Rogerian tenets of person-centered foundations to create a safe space for a supervisee to step into the unknown and try new things while moving between teacher/counselor/consultant based on the supervisee’s needs. The best supervisee fit for me tends to be someone who has a willingness to have unguarded vulnerability as I try to model the same.
I love my work and the opportunity to share in the developmental process with our students. As a 2x Aggie, I bleed maroon and can’t think of a better place to live and work than in Aggieland. I have worked with a wide range of ages and issues from young children to geriatric adults. The college population is my favorite! Despite an explosive degree of developmental changes, it takes very little guidance to see dramatic changes in this group. I appreciate every day that I get to participate in this change and watch students come into their own way of being.