USA Counselor Wins Top Award


Posted on March 23, 2016 by Joy Washington
Joy Washington


Leslie Weaver-Martin is a University of South Alabama alumna and a licensed professional counselor. data-lightbox='featured'
Leslie Weaver-Martin is a University of South Alabama alumna and a licensed professional counselor.

“I have always wanted to help people, and as a counselor, I have found my passion,” said Leslie Weaver-Martin, a University of South Alabama alumna and a licensed professional counselor and national board certified counselor with USA’s Counseling and Testing Services.

Weaver-Martin is the recipient of the Outstanding Practitioner Award for 2015 and the 2016 Historian for the Alabama Counseling Association. She will assume the historian responsibilities on May. 1. Weaver is completing her last term as president of the state counseling association.

“We are very proud of Leslie’s accomplishments,” said Dr. Robert Hanks, director of Counseling and Testing Services. “Our department is pleased to announce her outstanding achievements.”

Weaver-Martin is active in her professional counseling association and notes that working as a professional counselor is a dream come true.

“I am honored to represent my University and work to make a difference in the lives of young people who benefit from our services,” she said.

Weaver-Martin spends about 70 percent of her time counseling students. And her additional time is spent doing campus community outreach by developing programs and events promoting positive mental health, which helps students achieve academic success.

Weaver-Martin earned her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s in community counseling from South Alabama.


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