During my time as an educator, I worked with the district’s Queer Equity Committee, collaborating with others to make life at school safe and welcoming for queer students, educators, and staff. This work is what helped me to realize that I wanted a career in counseling.
In addition to my education and professional experience, I have a full lived experience. I am queer, a mom, divorced, and a person who struggles with her mental health from time to time. I came out as queer after having been in a heterosexual relationship for most of my adult life. I know what it is like to go through a major life transition, and understand the fear the comes with taking those steps towards being your authentic self. I will bring that experience with me into the therapy room.
I have presented on Trans Issues at the SAIGE national conference, and I run a support group for individuals who are discovering their identity later in life.