How the marathon began. . .
I started working in the mental health field because I wanted to help individuals and families dealing with issues caused by drug addiction, which heavily impacted those in my community growing up in Stockton, CA.
Although my initial target population were those struggling with addiction, my first professional job led me to working with juvenile justice-involved youth and their families. Working with the youth and families shifted my focus and birthed my passion for trauma work.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
~ Maya Angelou
New York University Georgia State University
Masters of Social Work Bachelor of Social work
National Association of Social Workers,
I have been serving individuals and families since 2014. I'm passionate about working with minority adult, teens, and their families to address the root cause of most issues: TRAUMA.
I truly believe that people have the resources within themselves to change, grow, and heal. I'm just here to provide the safe space and facilitate your process, as needed. I'm passionate about serving individuals through use of relationship and cultural strengths
My goal in doing this work is to bring awareness about the affects of trauma, increase positive coping, promote mental wellness, and improve relationships (with oneself, others, and communities). There's so much work to do!
So the marathon continues. . .