Position: Clinical Intervention Specialist- ARISE High School.
What led you to your current position? I have a passion for working with this age group. After completing my practicum providing mental health services for the Peralta Community Colleges it really confirmed that adolescents and young adults are the population I most enjoy serving. I chose to become a therapist so that I would have the opportunity to support clients with direct service and ongoing relationship building.
Fun Facts? I’m proficient in American Sign Language. I love video games, gardening and all things gothic and dark wave. I played collegiate volleyball. I have two kitties: Wednesday and Zelda.
This work requires constant self-assessment, personal growth, problem solving, relationship building and life-long learning. Having a career that demands those things positively challenges me as a human being. I am also passionate about the East Bay, and connecting, advocating, and growing with all of the amazing variety of intersecting identities and communities here.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In? I hope we can continue to provide quality people, and continue to engage in fruitful partnerships, that provide opportunity for impactful relationships to happen for ALL of our youth and families. I also hope we can foster enough capacity building within school systems so that none of our youth who are struggling get missed or left behind.