From the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to work with people to improve their lives. Over the years, my career took some detours. I worked in business and non-profit development, as well as in higher education as a career counselor and student advisor. In my spare time, I volunteered for organizations where I could make a contribution, including at a children’s hospital, in a cardiac intensive care unit, as an English as a Second Language tutor, and for greyhound rescue organizations. All of this was rewarding, but still, something was missing from my life. Finally, during my mid-thirties, I decided to pursue my true calling of being a therapist, so I began working on my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I’ve worked in the profession for 19 years, and I truly love the work that I do.