After 15 years in nursing, I knew that I still wanted to be able to help others but within a different setting. After seeing the gaps in mental healthcare and my patients unable to get mental health services as quickly as they should I decided I want to go back to school for social work. I would still be able to help others and help fill the gap. I am a recent graduate of Fordham University with a master’s degree in social work. My year-long internship was here at the Family Counseling Center. While in graduate school I completed courses in Trauma-Focused CBT, addiction, suicide assessment and treatment, as well as other modalities of social work practice. I enjoy watching my clients grow, learn, heal and be able to utilize skills learned in our sessions. I work with children, adolescents, adults, geriatric, couples, and families. I work with clients that are healing from trauma, depression, grief, anxiety disorders, as well as personality disorders. I have experience working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, and co-occurring behavioral issues. I enjoy working with the military, their families, and couples. As a military spouse, I understand the challenges that comes with being part of the military. My experience in the medical field has helped me look at the full picture when facing mental health challenges. The mind-body connection is imperative when healing and overcoming obstacles in our life. I believe that each client is different. Through an interpersonal therapeutic approach, the therapist and the client to work together to establish goals and improve well-being based on the client’s life and experiences.