The nonjudgemental, therapeutic environment is a really powerful thing. I make it my job to help my clients feel empowered and accepted, first and foremost. I believe that everyone experiences traumas in a different way, and what may be a small trauma to one person may be huge to another person. I gained experience working from a trauma-informed viewpoint while working with those who were experiencing homelessness. For most, homelessness was just one of many traumatic experiences that they have had to face, from domestic violence to abusive childhoods. That job gave me a lot of perspective, but most importantly, I saw the true resilience of the human spirit. I witnessed people coming back from the hardest time in their life, and they did so with hope and positivity. I am dedicated to helping people through the hardest times because I have seen the beauty and strength that emerges when someone comes out on the other side.