Libby Banks | Philosophy

From: Bryan, Texas (currently live in Austin, Texas)

Pomona Days: Class of 2007 | Philosophy

Current Employment: Counselor at Cenikor Foundation. I also have a small private practice as a therapist.

Past Employment:

  • Supportive Housing Case Manager at Caritas of Austin (Nov 2017-Apr 2018)

  • Community Mobilization Coordinator at Texans Standing Tall (public health nonprofit) (Aug 2016 - Nov 2017)

  • Masters in Counseling at St. Edward's University.

  • Taught in multiple K-12 settings before moving to public health.


 

I'm a native Texan who eventually came back to my home state to work in the educational and nonprofit sectors after living in Oregon and Minnesota post-graduation. I currently work in public health, specifically working to reduce underage substance use and abuse as a Community Mobilization Coordinator. I train members of substance use prevention coalitions to advocate for environmental strategies to reduce underage substance use. It's fun work that is at the intersection of a lot of my interests, including co-occurring disorders, human growth and development, and community organizing. I am a licensed chemical dependency counselor as well as an LPC-Intern, and I have a small private counseling practice.