I graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2001 with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in working with couples and families. I have been in the social services arena for over 25 years, with 20 of those years providing counseling services to children, teens and families in both clinic and school based settings. For the last 10 years, I have been the Clinical Supervisor in a community mental health agency providing and supervising services working primarily with at-risk youth and their families. I also have experience working with trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, residential and in-home services, crisis response/intervention, and am Adjunct Faculty at California State University East Bay in the Educational Psychology Department. I enjoy spending time outdoors (anywhere near water), traveling, being creative, enjoying time with friends and family, gardening, reading, movies and just having down time for self-care. Some of my favorite adventures have included skydiving, zip-lining and white-water rafting.