Being a military wife has allowed me to grow in a variety of professions and job titles including mental health, telecommunications, supervision, insurance work, case management and more. My most recent work was as a supervisor at a residential treatment center for teens with a wide range of disorders, both behavioral and substance abuse combined. But I didn’t start there…I began as a mental health technician. Starting as low man on the totem pole was humbling—working on the ground floor, in the weeds, with teens in some of their most vulnerable times. Not only was I able to assist them in accomplishing their basic needs such as hygiene and laundry, I was also able to help them battle some of the toughest times in their lives. When I recall these teens (some turned adults now) as they graduated from treatment, watching them grow into the people they were meant to be, I’d say “rewarding” would be an understatement. I’m a mother to one human babe and an avid cat lover/mom to two furry boys. I have a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Children’s Advocacy Studies. My goal is to support you as the Practice Assistant for Pittsburgh Counseling & Wellness. I aim to assist your journey to a healthy and happy life beginning from the first time you contact us. I’m looking forward to working with you!