I earned my Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2001, and then went right into the Master’s of Social Work program at IUPUI. I graduated in 2004 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2007. Right out of school, I started working as a community based therapist in Indianapolis. I worked with adults with severe mental illnesses—mood and thought disorders, particularly Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I was there for a few years and then took a position as the team leader and Program Manager for the Assertive Community Treatment team in both Hancock and Shelby Counties. I continued providing therapy during that time, working with the same client population for seven years. I worked in behavioral health care management for 8 years prior to opening my own private practice.