Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL I have always strived to give back to the community that has become a part of my identity. I have chosen to do so by advocating for and providing services to those who suffer from mental health issues. I have expanded my services to include working with individuals who are experiencing changes due to job status, life stage, relationships, relocation, and other "life events." My experience in a Substance Abuse detox and rehabilitation center opened my eyes to the struggle of individuals who face addictions whether it be substances, exercise, or love. A common theme emerged through this experience that lent to me focus my attention to self-acceptance and self-esteem, depression and anxiety disorders, and family systems trauma. I have a background in group facilitation and psychoeducation that has sparked a passion for me as a practitioner for group work and individual therapy.