Often as therapists, we are ineffective if we haven't sat with our own pain and wounds, faced them, dealt with them, walked a challenging road before. With over 17 years' experience working with runaway/homeless youth, youth transitioning out of human trafficking, youth in foster care/adoption and corrections, I bring knowledge from personal and professional experience that guides my work with clients. As I traveled many of my own storms having transitioned out of foster care as a youth, I was led to on a long journey to heal my own traumas. As a single mom for many years, working full time and sometimes more than one or two jobs at a time, I bring experience in parenting children in challenging situations as well as the ability to assist single moms, teens, preteens on their own journeys to heal. Even as a youth, I desired to help others heal and little did I know, it would call me to travel an amazing, colorful road of my own. And, I'm thankful for this path everyday.