I completed my Master’s degree from Governors State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Prior to that I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Family Social Services. Over the past ten years of working in the social services field, I have gained experience in inpatient mental health/substance abuse at a community domestic violence agency. The populations I have worked with include women, men, adolescents, and groups. I have helped individuals cope with issues including life stressors, relationships, trauma, self-harm, and substance abuse. I have enjoyed each opportunity to support and empower adolescents and adults during times of transition and healing.