My professional background is grounded in the ethics and values of Social Work, a field that aligned with my personal beliefs. I spent a portion of my career attempting to make a meaningful , albeit small, contribution towards larger social issues such as challenges with housing instability, addiction, and mental health accessibility. I found that the greatest impacts occurred through the 1:1 relationships that were built with others. I greatly value the individuals I have met, both professionally and personally, who have shaped the trajectory of my own life. My clinical approach ties in evidence based practices, lots of lived experience and about twenty years of working in a variety of settings such as psychiatric hospitals, managing programs, navigating large bureaucratic systems, and clinical work in private practice. In my free time, I enjoy tough workouts, nail art, finding the best bakery in any city, quality time with loved ones and being a Sagittarius.