While still working in the advertising industry, I went on two mission trips to Ethiopia. Through these trips, and looking at where my strengths lie, I felt led to go back to school and pursue my Masters in Counseling. I graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with my Masters in Counseling. In the mental health field, I’ve completed three practicums at various sites, worked for a shelter, and worked on a social media initiative to help parents with mental health during the pandemic.
Throughout these different career paths, working in mental health is the path I find most fulfilling. Apart from my professional experience, I’ve also had my own personal struggles with anxiety and depression. I understand the road can be rocky and I was thankful for others that helped me in my journey. My goal is to offer this same hope to others as they go through mental health struggles.
I feel especially passionate about helping women with depression issues, and those experiencing postpartum. I was previously married, and strongly identify with people experiencing a divorce as well.
I was drawn to Mosaics of Mercy because of their mission to help others find resources. I know how much of a struggle it can be to find resources, yet, how needed these resources are in the healing process.
I also enjoy recreational running, and was previously a competitive runner. At the age of 30, I achieved my goal of making the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon, and while I don’t run as fast these days, I do still enjoy running for fun.