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B'ville woman earns NCC credential

Ashley Alton of Baldwinsville has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC). Currently employed by Unity Health Systems in Rochester, Alton joins more than 40,000 NCCs who are certified through NBCC.

Alton graduated with a master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of Rochester in May. She recently began her professional career with Unity Health System and is a substance abuse counselor at an inner-city clinic.

NBCC, located in Greensboro, NC, is the largest national counselor credentialing organization in the United States. National certification promotes professional accountability and ensures that consumers' rights are protected through the NBCC Code of Ethics. As a newly designated NCC, Alton has fulfilled the requirements for the NCC credential. Those requirements include a graduate degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution, supervised post-master's counseling experience, and a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification.

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