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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.

Jessica Newman, MS
Washington D.C.


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Jessica Newman is a BHMT Career Counselor covering Washington D.C. She is a passionate career development professional with experience working with individuals and groups in higher education and the public sector.


Jessica received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Advertising and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Jessica previously worked as the Assistant Director for Academic Advising and Career Counseling at Pepperdine University and the University of South Alabama where she helped students achieve their career and academic goals.