Charice  DeGuzman

Charice DeGuzman

Mental Health Counselor Associate, Multicultural Specialist (MS, MHCA, MHP)

I am a mental health counselor associate and multicultural specialist providing clinical services and outreach to traditionally marginalized populations at Washington State University (Pullman campus). In addition, I provide outreach and serve as a liaison to the Office of Student Equity.

As an African American woman in this profession, my goal is to de-stigmatize the utilization of mental health resources. My goal is to collaborate with departments across the university to educate and inform marginalized communities about the benefits of emotional healing. I believe that there is a strong connection between our spirituality and mental health healing that is often minimized in religious spaces. Lastly, I want to be an advocate for those who most often feel powerless and voiceless!

I earned my Masters of Science in Counselor Education in the summer of 2017. My aspirations were focused on becoming a Middle School Counselor, but fortunately, I had the opportunity to work for the Mack Strong TEAM-WORKS Foundation, where I served as Executive Director. My role allowed me to work with middle school/high school students from Seattle, Pullman, and the Nez Perce Reservation. That was my passion for three years until I followed another passion and became a mental health therapist. I had the opportunity to hone my craft in the rural community of Clarkston, Washington, where I served low-income families and children working with the Wraparound with Intensive Services program. That passion for underserved populations eventually led me to my alma mater, Washington State University, to serve as their first Mental Health Therapist/Multicultural Specialist.

My passion is creating safe and welcoming spaces for those I love and those I will get to know. My greatest joy is spending time laughing, sharing, and creating a family here on the Palouse. I am also civically minded and share my passions and knowledge through my loving sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and my church (Love People, Love God!)