The well-being of children and families has been the focal point of my educational and professional life. After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a masters in human development and family studies at University of North Carolina-Greensboro, I went on to complete certification and coursework in professional counseling at University of Baltimore and University of Maryland – over six years’ postgraduate work. This included completion of a clinical practicum at The Center for Adoption Support and Education. There I became certified in adoption-competent therapy and have received training in play therapy as well. I am also on staff at the Family Care Clinic within the University of Maryland School of Medicine Pediatrics Division. As a member of the clinical team, I provide therapy for children, adults and families with the goal of healing and strengthening relationships. I am honored to be a Pre-Clinical Fellow with American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.