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Mid-Atlantic Counselors

Mid-Atlantic States Region Career Counselors
Elaina Chance, M.Ed
Virginia and Largo


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Elaina Chance is a BHMT Career Counselor, serving the Metro Atlanta and the Mid- Atlantic regions. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education and counseling. Previously, Elaina was the Director of Student Success at Atlanta Technical College, where she oversaw career advising, retention, and community partnerships.


Additionally, Elaina has worked extensively in college counseling settings, providing academic, career, and personal counseling at both Clayton State and Mercer Universities. As a former adjunct faculty member, she has taught the following college courses: Strategies for Success, Career Skills, Critical Thinking, and Basic Decision-Making Skills.


At BHMT, Elaina offers one-on-one career coaching, helping clients explore career and educational opportunities. She is also available for workshop facilitation and corporate trainings.


Elaina holds a B.S. in Sport Management, and a M.Ed. in Counselor Education with a concentration in Community Counseling. She is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC) within the state of Georgia.

Soad Mahfouz
Maryland (except Largo)


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Soad Mahfouz, Career Counselor for the MAS Region (specifically Maryland), is a self-motivated career development professional, with a passion for working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. Her career counseling approach tends to be holistic, addressing the academic, personal, and career aspects, and focuses on building relationships based on trust and support, so clients can feel comfortable to ask questions, explore their options, and discuss concerns or worries.


Soad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English Literature and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She also is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Step I), and has experience using the Strong Interest Inventory and Values Scale. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels and watching game shows.

Kristin Hovaguimian, M.Ed.
Washington D.C.


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Kristin, BHMT Career Counselor for the Washington region, is a skilled career development professional with over 15 years of experience in career counseling, program development, and advising. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Education in College Student Affairs. With a background in higher education, Kristin has specialized experience in working with first-generation college students, as well as with individuals pursuing careers in the healthcare industry.


Kristin’s approach to her work with clients is strengths-based and focused on career resiliency, support, and respect. She is passionate about empowering those she works with through individual and group coaching, career exploration, goal setting, and accessing education and training.