A Black lesbian Psychologist with strong social justice values, the 4th of 5 children raised in a low-income household by a single mother in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Sacramento, CA., was bused to predominantly white middle-class schools beginning in kindergarten, knew I liked girls at 5, and had my first socially-conscious thought in 4th grade. My academic path post-high school began at a community college, continued at two CSU universities, and ended at a Psychology professional school. I have an Associate of Arts degree in Social Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Psychological Research, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (minor: Multicultural and Community). Both my master’s thesis (qualitative) and doctoral dissertation (quantitative) were on Black lesbian identity. I have been licensed by the state of California to practice Psychology since 2000.Professionally, I have 30 years’ experience in the mental health field as a direct service provider (psychotherapy and case management) in community mental health, nonprofit, and private practice settings working with diverse, underserved, and disenfranchised communities, including low-income, people of color, women, LGBTQ, children and youth, people who are homeless (and combinations therein). Additionally, I have developed, coordinated, and taught in an internship program for undergraduate and graduate level counseling and social work students; provided clinical supervision for staff and interns; been a senior administrator for clinical services, and taught at the graduate level. Other professional experience includes being a Program Officer and Fellow in philanthropy, doing grantmaking in Youth Development, Community Health, Gay/Lesbian, Families, Community Development, Education, and Hunger/Homelessness for both family and community foundations. While in philanthropy, I was an executive committee member of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy as well as co-coordinated and co-facilitated a cohort training program for people underrepresented in the fundraising field. I am a graduate of the National Community Development Institute’s Professional Development for Consultants leadership program that taught culturally-based capacity building for social change for nonprofit organizations. Currently, I have a psychotherapy practice as well as a consulting business, Intersections Consulting. In my psychotherapy practice, I strive to create a safe place where people can examine their lives within their sociocultural contexts, envision change, and build upon their strengths and resources. In my practice, I work exclusively with LGBTQs of color, including college students and highly sensitive people. In my consulting work, I provide consultation, training, technical assistance, facilitation, and coaching services in Mental Health, Organizational Development/Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Program Planning, Leadership Development, Youth Development, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Power and Privilege, and Sports/Athletics and Health. I am deeply committed to volunteering in my various communities. I have been on advisory boards as well as do one-time or ongoing volunteering in my communities, including LGBTQ communities. Such volunteering has included co-founding a support, networking, leadership development, and peer learning group for LGBTQs of Color in Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling; being in multiple leadership roles (e.g., board member, Women’s Outreach, election committee) for FrontRunners (an international LGBTQ running and walking club), including being president of one club; volunteering in multiple capacities for the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, including facilitating a Black Lesbian Peer Support Group; volunteering for multiple LGBTQ youth organizations (e.g., athletic competitions, conferences, Pride events); and creating a running and walking club for LGBTQs of Color. I feed my spirit by playing sports, reading, writing, watching Star Trek and other sci fi/fantasy, enjoying musicals, playing the drums, learning to speak dog, gardening, volunteering in my various communities, and spending time with people who make me laugh.