Mr. Billy C. Pool
- Bachelor’s degree in sociology, Angelo State University, 1978
- Master’s degree in counseling psychology, Angelo State University, 1992
Years in practice: I have 25 years experience working in mental health counseling with 16 years working in psychiatric hospitals, and for the past nine years as director of counseling at Angelo State University. My experience working in psychiatric care provided me a background in diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health issues using both psychotherapy and medication to provide the maximum therapeutic benefit for our patients.
I like my job because: I enjoy the challenge of working with college students because I find them to be intelligent, motivated and open to change. I also enjoy working with the interdisciplinary team at the University Health Clinic, where we can provide a holistic program of care for our students. The counselors work in conjunction with the medical staff, which allows us to provide a comprehensive program of care and follow-up treatment for our students.
Outside interests and hobbies: In my off-time, I enjoy music, activities with my family, gardening and playing with my dog, Max.