Meet Our New Intern: Cody Flynn

Hi everyone! My name is Cody Flynn and I am currently a second-year Master’s student at the University of Minnesota in the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program. Being from a military family (Go Navy!) I moved around a lot: I was born in Japan, and lived in Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland as I grew up. While in high school I was a student of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, 2-year captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and Battalion Commander of the Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. After high school, I attended Florida State University (FSU) for a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. I was active in the Navy ROTC program and the club lacrosse team, even coaching the team after graduating. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from FSU Magna Cum Laude after 2 & ½ years, and decided to further my education closer to family. My mother is from Minnesota, so I chose the Masters program here at the U of M. 

I have always had a passion for helping others, and am often described as an old soul. Nothing makes me happier than knowing I can help others just by listening to them and helping them face their challenges. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to open up to others, and this is something that I hope to change with the clients that I work with. My ultimate goal is for my clients to trust me and truly believe that I am here for them. I really appreciate how diverse the counselors are at Wild Tree! There is a broad variety of specializations, and the counselors are clearly committed to their practice. I wanted to be part of a team that would expose me to many different counseling styles and skills with various age groups (adolescents, teenagers, adults) and settings (individual, couple, family). When I walked in the door for the first time, I immediately felt that this was where I was meant to be, and I am excited to begin this journey of helping others.

By: Cody Flynn, BS, Intern