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Who I Am

Originally from the East Coast, I am a graduate of Northeastern University, in Boston, MA. I first began working in the mental health field during my time at Northeastern. I was quickly amazed and inspired, and knew that I had discovered my authentic professional passion. After graduating from Northeastern, I moved out to California to go back to school while being closer to my family, who had all relocated to the Central Valley. I earned my Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University, in San Jose, CA, and had the pleasure of living in the beautiful Bay Area for many years thereafter. Eventually, I moved back to Massachusetts, and now happily consider myself as being bi-coastal.

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I receive joy in life through spending time with my family and friends, exploring new places, going on adventures, and of course, whenever possible, finding my way to the nearest ocean. For me, the ocean is a source of spiritual grounding. It is a refuge when I need it to be and a place for healing and comfort. Looking out at the water, breathing in the salt air, listening to the waves crash, and whenever possible catching a sunset while standing on a beach, helps me to find and maintain perspective and rejuvenation.

“For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste in the infinite salt on her lips.” ― José Chaves
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