A life recovered
Photo by Cary Edmondson
In 2012, William Schmahl woke up in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he was.
He lost an arm, damaged his organs, suffered from amnesia and experienced depression due to a motorcycle accident. But his family, therapy with a qualified psychologist and hiking in beautiful Central California helped him recover.
Now, Schmahl is a student in the master’s program in marriage, child and family counseling. His goal is to work with individuals with disabilities who have endured trauma like himself — letting them know that recovery is on the horizon.
Did you know?
Graduate students like Schmahl provide nearly 10,000 low-cost therapy sessions each year to local residents at Fresno Family Counseling Center through a Fresno State program designed to train future therapists.
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